Raising the bar…

The Emerging Leaders Program is competitively selected leadership program sponsored by the Graduate School. This program helps you learn from experts and fellow graduate students what it means to challenge yourself to be the best leader you can be. Through the year, you’ll attend sessions about  leadership skills and other professional development topics necessary for entering a workplace characterized by a diversity of people, career opportunities, and ever increasing responsibilities.

Enhancing your skills…

The workshops, which will be held in a virtual format, will assist 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 program with practical knowledge about yourself and your abilities to lead.

Whether you plan to pursue a career in academe, corporate, government, 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 these workshops, 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!

Read the program description.

Applying to the Emerging Leaders Program

Application deadline for the 2020-21 Emerging Leaders Program is 5 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020.  The application form (3 pages) and CV or resume can be submitted by the applicant.  The letter of recommendation can be written and submitted by the advisor or the Graduate Coordinator.   All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. on October 5, 2020.

Each applicant should compile (in order) the following material into a single file:

  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. Curriculum vitae or resume

The file should be named with the last name of the student and department and sent as a single email attachment to ELNominate@uga.edu by Monday, October 5, 2020.

In addition, the applicant should ask their graduate advisor or  Graduate Coordinator to submit to ELNominate@uga.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020:

  1. Letter of recommendation that provides a candid evaluation of the nominee’s qualifications, skills, and potential for leadership
  2. Verification of expected date of degree completion from advisor (information may be included in letter from advisor or graduate coordinator)

For additional information, 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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