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Leadership Programs

Emerging Leaders (Freshman Students)- Spring Semester ONLY  

Emerging Leaders is a three-month program designed to guide and support students during their first year at EIU. Emerging Leaders will explore various leadership topics, learn about themselves and develop their own leadership style. Emerging Leaders connect students to campus by encouraging involvement in campus activities, dedication to academic excellence, providing support and guidance during the first year of college, and linking students to campus and community leaders.

Goals & Objectives:
  • To teach basic leadership skills.
  • To connect students to EIU and provide opportunities for students to become involved on campus.
  • To help students become successful academically and personally.
  • To provide opportunities for community participation.

Transfer Leadership Institute (Transfer Students)  

The Transfer Leadership Institute (TLI) is designed to challenge students to grow personally and professionally through interactive activities and discussions.  These weekly sessions are designed to cultivate students leadership style and introduce them to campus resources. TLI will enhance an individuals skill set and will be an asset for the variety of roles students play both inside and outside of the classroom. The Transfer Leadership Institute aids students in integrating classroom knowledge and professional skill set while providing support and guidance for its members during their time at Eastern.

Goals & Objectives for TLI:

  • Connecting to EIU beyond the classroom
  • Developing Personal Leadership Styles
  • Understanding Stages of Group Dynamics
  • Exercising Critical Thinking
  • Appreciating & Valuing Diversity

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600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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