Leadership Programs

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders
Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders I and Emerging Leaders Facilitation will be offered in Fall 2019.

Emerging Leaders Facilitation is only open for those who have completed Emerging Leaders I and II.

What’s the program about?

E.L. is a program designed to:
  1. Develop a greater understanding of leadership skills
  2. Develop a passion and commitment to Social Change
  3. Empower people to lead, believing in their ability to make a difference

Emerging Leaders is a Nationally Recognized leadership development program on campus offered for 2 credits E.L. is experientially based (activity based instead of lecture) and it only meets 6 times during the semester, including a weekend retreat!

Emerging Leaders consists of three distinct levels:

Learn about yourself and what skills you can bring to a team.


Come to understand what people working in teams value in you. Learn to lead by being an active part of the work process. The 3 Day retreat in Prescott AZ will help you become more mindful. Learn about how others work and appreciate their values. Come to help create positive social change in your world. 8 hours of service learning volunteering will help you make the world a better place. And inform your fellow students about important issues in your world.

Class information to enroll: LDR101 #38188

Initial Meeting Date/Orientation: Friday October 4th, 2019 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Second Meeting: Friday October 18th, 2019 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Emerging Leaders Retreat: Friday November 1st, 2019 - Sunday November 3rd, 2019. *RETREAT IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE*

Third Meeting: Friday November 22nd, 2019 from 2:00PM - 6:30PM

Fourth Meeting: Friday December 6th, 2019 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM​

 The Emerging Leaders II will not be offered in Fall 2019. Please check back in December 2019 for further updates.

Student Peer Facilitation of Emerging Leaders 1 or 2.


Provides skills and practice for group facilitation of leadership activities. The program will focus on the development of confidence, communication and organizational skills to promote effective groups.

Builds skills in the areas of: Communication, Processing, Participant Assessment, Event planning, Teaching Skills, Team-building, Group Dynamics, Risk Management, and Flexibility/Adaptability.

Class information to enroll: LDR201 #38192

Meeting Times:

  • Be available for all the EL1 and/or EL2 meeting times (Emerging Leaders Level 1 and/or 2 *see above*)
  • Needs to make time available to meet once a week for training (LDR 201 class)


  • Fill out applications *SEE MIKE HO FOR AN APPLICATION*
  • Complete EL1 and/or EL2 with a B or better
  • Enroll in LDR 201 class

Frequently Asked Questions:

Enroll in the 2 credit LDR101, LDR102, or LDR 201. The total cost for the program is the cost of a 2 credit course plus a course fees.

Meals, lodging, transportation ALL INCLUDED!

  • Learn about leadership
  • Meet many other people
  • Do something positive for the community
  • Get more out of your college experience
  • Build your resume (gain leadership skills your employer is looking for)

Yes, LDR101 transfers to all three state universities as an elective. You will need elective credits to receive an associate's degree.

No. Although there may be other LDR courses, The Emerging Leaders retreat based program, with three program levels, is unique to Paradise Valley Community College. You are encouraged to select the leadership program that best fits your needs and schedule!

Emerging Leaders uses the Social Change Model. This model emphasizes the application of Seven Leadership Values through group activities, experiential education, and service learning opportunities. The program emphasizes non-hierarchical leadership and explores individual's potential to create positive change.

Leadership for Social Change involves becoming aware of the needs in the local community. The Emerging Leaders Program requires the completion of 8 hours of community service, which can be performed in groups at any number of approved community organizations.

For More Information, contact Student Life, KSC 1303 787-7240