Emerging Leaders Program

  • Emerging Leaders gives new students like you a chance to kick off your involvement at MSUM. In the program you’ll meet fellow Dragons who are also exploring how to get active on campus and build leadership capabilities.

    Emerging Leaders is offered each Spring Semester. During the Spring 2019 semester, Emerging Leaders meets for 10 weeks on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m.

    If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Activities.


  • About Emerging Leaders

    The Emerging Leaders Program is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership. This is a widely used leadership model emphasizing 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: 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: Same as above 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.