Emerging Leaders


Raising the bar...

The Emerging Leaders Program is an invited leadership workshop sponsored by the Graduate School.  This two and a half-day program, which is held off campus, helps you learn from experts and fellow graduate students what it means to challenge yourself to be the best leader you can be.  You’ll attend sessions about professional development and leadership skills necessary for entering a workplace characterized by a diversity of people, career opportunities, and ever increasing responsibilities.

Enhancing your skills...

Held during Fall Break, the program assists participants with not only understanding professional goals and leadership styles, but also with gaining personal insights. Through personality inventories that provide information about leadership preferences and interactive sessions, you will leave the workshop with practical knowledge about yourself and your abilities to lead.  Whether you plan to pursue a career in academe, corporate, or non-profit worlds, learning more about yourself will strengthen the skills you already possess and help you bring into focus what you want out of life after commencement.

Making new friends...

During the intensive program, you’ll meet fellow graduate students from all disciplines on campus.  Networking with your future professional peers will give you built-in contacts when you leave UGA.  And you may just make some friends for life!  Learning from others, teaching others, and looking to the next stage in your life – the Graduate School Emerging Leaders Program provides all this, and much, much more. Apply for this program and start preparing for your personal and professional futures today!

Program Description

Watch the Emerging Leaders video!

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Apply to the Emerging Leaders Program

Application deadline for the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program is 5 p.m. on April 11, 2014. Application materials should be submitted to your graduate coordinator who completes and submits the nomination packet. All nomination packets must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on April 11, 2014.

The nomination packet must include all of the following in this order:

  1. Completed application information, first page of the application form
  2. Essay (two-page maximum) from nominee, pages 2-3 of the application form
  3. Letter of recommendation from advisor or graduate coordinator that provides a candid evaluation of the nominee’s qualifications, skills, and potential for leadership
  4. Curriculum vitae or resume of nominee
  5. Verification of expected date of degree completion from advisor (information may be included in letter from professor or graduate coordinator)

The graduate coordinator should save the complete nomination packet in one Adobe Acrobat .pdf file, name it with the last name of student_department (e.g., milton_grad), and submit it online no later than 5 p.m. April 11, 2014.

For additional questions, please contact Judy Milton, jmilton@uga.edu

From admissions to graduation, the Graduate School promotes excellence in graduate education in all disciplines at the University of Georgia. By offering professional development programs and funding opportunities, the Graduate School enhances learning environments and inspires scholarly endeavors.

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