Emerging Leaders Institute

Monday, March 14 & March 21
5:00-8:30 pm

On Campus

Registration opens January 1, 2016

The Office of Student Involvement and colleagues from across campus are thrilled to introduce the sixth annual Emerging Leaders Institute for aspiring freshman and sophomore leaders at Villanova University. The Emerging Leaders Institute is a two-day on-campus program, offered each Spring Semester, designed to enhance the leadership skills of our undergraduate students. We are going to cover topics such as interviewing, 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 40 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. Registration will open in January and will include a catered dinner for both evenings and all program materials.

Please e-mail DeVon Jackson at with any questions.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • identify their leadership strengths and areas of improvement.
  • interact with other emerging leaders during mini-simulations
  • articulate their personal and/or professional vision
  • understand various tactics for effective public speaking
  • enhance their interviewing skills
  • 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 

Proposed Agenda Topics

  • Speaking with Confidence
  • Effective Interviewing
  • SMART Goal-Setting
  • Strengths Inventory & Alignment with Organizations On-Campus
  • Leadership Simulations
  • Campus Improvement Plan 

Registration Forms

  • Leadership Academy
    (Now closed)
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • Leadership Series
  • Emerging Leaders Institute
  • Leadership Forum
  • Spotlight on Leadership

Spotlight on Leadership Lecture

Dr Darryl Ford, Ph.D.

The Leadership Program is proud to present Dr. Darryl Ford, Ph.D. as our Spotlight on Leadership Speaker, Monday,  February 8th, 5:15 pm, in the Villanova Room.

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.

Does your organization need leadership support?

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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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