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Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a 3-level nationally recognized leadership development program at PVCC. All courses are experiential learning that designed to develop where instead of a lecture course, Emerging Leaders is activity based, meets six times during the semester (including a weekend retreat), earning two college credits at each level.

  • Develop a greater understanding of leadership skills
  • Develop a passion and commitment to social change
  • Empower people to lead, believing in their ability to make a difference
Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders consists of three distinct levels:

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

February 26th Is The Last Day To Enroll

Come to understand what people working in a team value in you. Learn to lead by being an active part of the work process. The 1-Day retreat at the Black Mountain Campus 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 Section #36611

Class Meetings: Thursdays from Feb 27 to May 7, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Emerging Leaders Retreat: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Retreat Is Required To Complete The Course*

February 6th Is The Last Day To Enroll

Class information to enroll: LDR102 Section #37731

Initial Meeting Date/Orientation: Friday, February 7th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Second Meeting: Friday, February 21st from 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Third Meeting: Friday, March 6th from 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Fourth Meeting: Friday, March 27th from 8:00AM - 5:00PM (Service Project)

Emerging Leaders II Retreat: Friday, April 10th - Sunday, April 12th

*Retreat Is Required To Complete The Course*

Fifth Meeting: Friday, May 1st from 10:00AM - 2:00PM

February 26th Is The Last Day To Enroll To Facilitate El 1

February 6th Is The Last Day To Enroll To Facilitate El 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 #22942

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, 602-787-7240