In this fast-paced world, organizations need innovative, emotionally-intelligent employees to drive growth and respond to change. Employees need the motivation and leadership skills to stay on top of their game.
Gonzaga's Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a ten-month leadership development program for rising talent and high-potential corporate employees, stretches their skill sets, and sends them back to their teams better equipped for the challenges they will face.
Participants work with teams and direct supervisors on a company stretch project, during which time they receive thorough leadership assessments (including a 360 review and EQ profile) and attend six full-day courses on relevant leadership topics. At each session, they'll have the opportunity to learn directly from their peers, as well as from guest CEOs, who present real life case-studies and offer their wisdom on the complexities of leadership.
While Gonzaga has long been known for excellent leadership programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level, our Emerging Leaders Program grew out of a need for more leadership development within the local private sector. By extending training and mentorship opportunities to the Inland Northwest's up-and-coming corporate leaders, the program provides the mechanisms for promising professionals to develop their self-awareness, confidence, and communication skills as leaders.