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Emerging Leaders Program

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The 2021 application process is now closed. Registration for the 2022 program will begin September 2021.

The Tulane Leadership Institute offers emerging leaders from across the university the opportunity to participate in a unique 12-month development initiative based on the Five Points of Enrichment Leadership Model.1  The curriculum includes a focus on leadership and management styles and behaviors to implement strategy.

Program Goals

  • Provide the next generation of leaders the skills and understanding necessary to contribute to business management and leadership at the highest level
  • To expose our organization to high potential employees and build networks that extend beyond their respective departments
  • To increase engagement of and identify future university leaders
  • Take on leadership roles and to promote involvement and inclusion in the broader university community

During the twelve-month program, the cohort will meet on Wednesdays. The first Wednesday of each month will be an all-day session, then each following week for two-hours (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM). Meetings will take place at various locations on campus or remotely.

Program participants should expect meetings to encompass elements of critical thinking, problem solving, self-analysis, exposure to new ideas, and rigorous and healthy discussion on a myriad of topics, and high levels of fellowship and interaction with fellow classmates.

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Topics covered will include:
  • Developing Self: Social Style & Leadership Challenge
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism Leadership  
  • Organizational Culture and Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Emotional Intelligence and Crucial Conversations
Leadership and Values
  • Leadership interviews with manager
  • Leadership discussions with senior leaders
Leadership and Team Assessments

•    Social Styles framework for understanding self

Feedback, Coaching and Development

•    Learning & Organization Development coach
•    Peer-to-peer coaching
•    Manager coaching
•    Leadership Development Plan

Action Learning Case Study

•    Teamwork Project

Benefits for Participants

•    Enhance awareness of leadership competencies
•    Strengthen leadership competencies and skills of participants
•    Access to thought leaders across the university
•    Practice giving and receiving behavioral feedback to strengthen impact at Tulane
•    Develop individual Leadership Development Plan
•    Use of best practices to assess and develop talent
•    Work on real issues facing Tulane
•    Develop a pool of talent with strong potential to become Tulane’s future leaders
•    Collegial participation in a university program
•    Increase engagement and commitment to Tulane

  • You have demonstrated commitment to Tulane University and/or the community of New Orleans
  • You have shown the potential to make a significant future contribution through assuming higher and increased levels of leadership responsibility
  • You have the support of your direct supervisor and their supervisor in growing your leadership abilities with their full participation in the program as necessary
  • You have three or more years of tenure with Tulane University
  • You will be available for and committed to participating in all aspects of the 12-month program
  • You have the readiness to invest in your own learning and contribute continuously to the cohort

1 All qualified applicants to this program will receive consideration for participation without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or Tulane policy.


The 2021 application process is now closed. Registration for the 2022 program will begin September 2021.

Brief Resume (1 Page)

  • Put the most impactful information you want considered

Application Form (1 Page)

  • Please describe yourself.
  • Why the Emerging Leaders Program?
  • What do you hope to gain from the program?
  • What do you want to give back to Tulane University?

Letter of Support from Supervisor

  • Submit a letter of support signed by the supervisor(s) of the candidate


One Letter of Recommendation

  • Can be from anyone equivalent to your supervisor or higher and inside or outside of your organization

Note: Once complete, you will submit to tuli@tulane.edu

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Executive Director for Campus Accessibility & ADA/504 Coordinator, Kathryn Lafrentz by phone at 504-247-1751, by fax at 504-862-8435 or by email at klafrentz@tulane.edu.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Karen D’Arcy, Director
Human Resources and Institutional Equity
(504) 920-5286
1555 Poydras Street, Suite 964, New Orleans, LA 70112