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Emerging Leaders Program

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The Tulane University Leadership Institute offers emerging leaders from across the university the opportunity to participate in a unique development initiative based on the Five Points of Enrichment Leadership Model.1 The curriculum focuses on leadership and management styles and effective behaviors to implement strategy and lead change.

Emerging Leaders Program Topics

  • Growth Mindset & Self Awareness
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI)
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Budgeting & Finance
  • Strategic Planning & Leading Change

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

2021 Participants

A cohort of faculty and staff to include representation from all schools, centers and shared services departments.

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During the twelve-month program, the cohort will meet on Thursdays. The first Thursday of each month will be a half-day in-person session (11:30am-4:30pm), then each following week will be a virtual 2-hour session (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM).

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.

Reading Source: Growth Mindset

Topics covered will include:
  • Growth Mindset & Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI)
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Budget & Finance
  • Strategic Planning & Leading Change
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 2-5 years of work experience including at least one (1) year of experience 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 lifelong learning for the betterment of self and others

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.


If you have any questions, please contact the TULI Team at: tuli@tulane.edu.