Emerging Leaders Institute

Monday, March 13 & March 20
5:00 pm-8:30 pm

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The Office of Student Involvement and colleagues from across campus are thrilled to introduce the Seventh Annual Emerging Leaders Institute for aspiring student leaders within the Villanova Community. The Emerging Leaders Institute is a two-day on-campus program, offered each Spring Semester, designed to develop and enhance leadership styles and skills of our undergraduate students. We cover topics such as Personality types, Leadership dynamics, public speaking, and building self-confidence. Students will work closely with other emerging leaders through in-depth simulations. By identifying their unique strengths and articulating their personal/professional vision, students will be able to identify several leadership paths at Villanova. This opportunity is limited to only 50 students; first-come, first-serve!

Participants who attend both sessions will receive a signed certificate of completion.

This program will take place during Spring Semester and will include a catered dinner for both evenings and all program materials.

Please e-mail DeVon Jackson at with any questions.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify their leadership strengths and areas of improvement.
  • interact with other emerging leaders during mini-simulations
  • articulate their personal leadership style
  • understand various tactics for effective public speaking
  • identify organizations on campus that match their strengths and passion
  • receive feedback in a respectful and professional manner
  • hold themselves and others accountable through the development of SMART goals
  • articulate the mission of the University as they grow as student leaders 

Registration Forms

Villanova Challenge Course

"Challenges are opportunities to discover your strengths."  Two-hour Challenge Course sessions occur between Mondays and Fridays and are free to all student groups!  Contact Stephen Koch.

The Challenge Course is also available to non-Villanova groups.  Contact Stephen Koch. for details.

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Does your organization need some extra training in any of the following areas: group motivation, teamwork, communication, goal setting, or running a meeting?

Contact Stephen Koch to request support from a Student Leadership Coach.

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