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  • Emerging Leaders: A Leadership Development Program

    Based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and utilizes StrengthsQuest 

    Get Connected and Register for Emerging Leader!

    Emerging Leaders is a free leadership program sponsored by the Office of Student Activities that is targeted toward new entering students in their spring semester who have an interest in getting more involved and connected to others with similar interests. The program goals include getting students connected with other students who share a common involvement interest, having the students learn about themselves and their leadership abilities, and getting the students connected with MSUM, City of Moorhead, and the surrounding communities.

    Emerging Leaders is offered each Spring Semester. During the Spring 2019 semester, Emerging Leaders will occur on Monday nights from 7-8pm during the months of January, February, and March. More information, including how to sign-up, will be announced shortly.

    If you have any questions contact Steve Fox at or stop in the Office of Student Activities, CMU 113.

    Social Change Model of Leadership

    The Emerging Leaders Program is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership, which is a widely used leadership model that emphasizes how individual, group, and societal values work together to create change. There are 7 ‘Cs’ or core tenets that complete the Social Change Model of Leadership that fall under the three different value groups: 

    Individual Values

    • Consciousness of Self: Being self-aware of one’s beliefs, values, attitudes and emotions that motivate you to take action.
    • Congruence: Acting in ways that are consistent with your values and beliefs.
    • Commitment: Having significant investment in an idea or person, both in terms of intensity and duration.

    Group Values

    • Collaboration: Working with others in a common effort, sharing responsibility, authority, and accountability
    • Common Purpose: Having shared aims and values. Involving others in building a group’s vision and purpose.
    • Controversy with Civility: Recognizing two fundamental realities of any creative effort: 1) differences in viewpoint are inevitable and 2) such differences must be aired openly but with civility.

    Societal Values

    • Citizenship: Believing in a process whereby an individual and/or a group become responsibly connected to the community and to society through some activity. 

    Need More Information?

    Please contact the Office of Student Activities at 218.477.2790 or e-mail