Emerging Leaders Development Program


Date:  October 2 to 5

Cost: $4,995

Location: WMU Fetzer Center

Western Michigan University's Emerging Leaders Program focuses on leadership skills for developing top talent and driving results in a rapidly changing world.

Taught by University faculty and industry experts, attendees will leave with skills they can immediately implement. 

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Who Should Attend and Why

New leaders and high potential team members will:

  • Learn Personality Traits—Theirs, Teams, Others
  • Develop EQ—How to Build Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Skills—Understanding and Managing Projects

Experienced lifelong learners and evolving leaders will learn about:

  • Recognizing and Leveraging Leadership Types
  • Developing a Servant Leadership Model
  • Setting Members of Joint Business Planning Teams (Importance of having the right partnerships)
  • Networking Best Practices—Social, Digital and Live

“What an awesome, outstanding, and engaging week at WMU’s Emerging Leaders Program!  It is always great to “refill my bucket” by attending the leadership development along with great networking opportunities. But in addition to that, I was really excited to listen to the lineup of speakers. Many great topics! And, the class instructors were very knowledgeable and really cared about the subjects they spoke about. You have something very special at Western Michigan University,  and I am grateful for being part of the class!” 
— Senior Director Merchandising, Sam's Club


  • Each day includes a provocative topic discussion with industry experts and WMU professors.
  • We open each day with discussion on team case projects.
  • The focus is on learning and application—not PowerPoint slides.
  • Breaks planned at two-hour intervals to allow for emails and calls, if needed.

Program and schedule