Emerging Ethnic Leaders
Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute
The Mission of Emerging Ethnic Leaders (EEL) is to increase, retain, and support student of color leadership development that promotes social justice and sustainable change through: Mentorship, Leadership Development, Service, and Collaboration.
EEL's Values include: Leadership Development, Identity Development, Social Justice, Finding your Voice, and Cultural Awareness.
Who is part of the program?
The leadership institute is open to first and second year students currently enrolled at the University of Cincinnati. Each class consists of about 50 students. The intent of the program is that you will get to know these students across campus well and you will be in small groups with a upper class peer mentor and faculty/staff advisory board member.
What is the commitment?
We try to make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time, we can. We meet as a group once in the fall semester (November). During the spring semester, we have a retreat in January and follow up meetings focused on a service project following the retreat. There is an end of the year celebration in April.
Register by October 30, 2016.
Progam & Registration Information Expand
EEL is free and open to all first and second year students. This year the institute will take place January 20-22, 2017.
- Pre-Institute Strengths Based Leadership Session and Welcome (11/8/16 in 247 60 W. Charlton from 4:30-6pm)
- Three day leadership institute
- Post-Institute Service Project with cohort/class
Peer Leader Application Expand
The Emerging Ethnic Leaders Program is looking for a few good Peer Leaders for 2016-17 academic year!
- Peer Leaders will take part in a number of activities that include:
- Peer Leader Facilitator Trainings
- Pre-Emerging Ethnic Leaders Leadership Institute Meetings
- Serve as a Student Facilitator at the Emerging Ethnic Leader Institute January
- Conversation and Dinner with the University's Chief Diversity Officer
- Solid Academic Commitment (Minimum is a 2.5 grade point average)
- History of Student Involvement and Leadership
- Cultural Awareness
- Demonstrate a Strong Commitment to the Program
Learning Outcomes Expand
Through participation in the Emerging Ethnic Leaders Institute and Program, students will be able to:
- Leadership Development: Recall their top strengths through StrenqthsQuest and describe how they influence the student’s work in teams and potential work in an organization.
- Interpersonal Development/Identity Development/Leadership Development: Identify their personal values and how this shapes their personal leadership and interaction with others.
- Intrapersonal Development/Cultural Awareness: Express an increased awareness of how their identity and awareness of self and others influences their leadership practice
- Relationship Building: Interact and connect with peers and students servings as mentors in the program
- Finding Voice/Call to Action: Describe everyday issues and happenings that are meaningful to them and how they can use their strengths to make an impact
- Call to Action: Apply lessons from the EEL program to life after the program
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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