Leadership Programs

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders

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:


Emerging Leaders Level 1 - 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.

Initial Meeting Date/Orientation: Friday Oct 6, 2017 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Second Meeting: Friday Oct 20, 2010 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Emerging Leaders Retreat: Friday Nov 3 - Sunday Nov 5 March, 2017. *RETREAT IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE*

Thrid Meeting: Friday Nov 17, 2017 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Fourth Meeting: Friday Dec 1, 2017 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM​


Emerging Leaders Level 2 - Self sustained communal camping retreat.

The class focuses on the principles of Martin Luther King Jr's Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation. Learn to deal with conflict and create win-win solutions. Be an active creator of solutions to problem rather than avoid chronic issues. Learn to take your group work to another level through the principles of nonviolence. 

Initial Meeting Date: TBD


Emerging Leaders Level 3 - 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.  

Initial Meeting Date: TBD


  • Complete EL1 and/or EL2 with a B or better
  • Be available for all the EL1 and/or EL2 meeting times
  • Enroll in LDR 201 class


Enroll in the 2 credit LDR101  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. LDR 101 transfers to all three state universities as an elective.  You will need elective credits to receive an associates degree.

No.  Although there may be other LDR 101 course, The Emerging Leaders retreat based program, with three program levels, is unique to Paradise Valley Community Collge.  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