Emerging Leaders Programs

Emerging leaders programs aim to advance the leadership skills of Xavier's first and second-year students.  These programs include weekly sessions during the spring and fall semesters as well as an overnight retreat in January.  Emerging leaders programs are facilitated by upper-class student leaders and aim to help younger students enhance their skills, form connections with other Xavier leaders, and engage in discussion.

Emerging Leaders Initiative

Emerging Leaders Initiative is a weekly program for emerging student leaders. We explore leadership styles, facilitation skills and group dynamics through team building initiatives and individual reflection. Programs take place on Monday evenings in the Gallagher Student Center.

Emerging Leaders Retreat

This annual overnight leadership retreat is designed for first and second-year students beginning their leadership development journey.  It provides an opportunity for students to learn from their peers and develop their own leadership skills while also serving as a catalyst for self-discovery and relationship building.  A large portion of the retreat focuses on the concept of “team” and encourages students to build relationships with other Xavier leaders.

Organizations select student delegates in the fall semester and the retreat takes place the last weekend in January.

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