Course Detail: ELA - Emerging Leaders Academy

The Emerging Leaders Academy uses a relationship-based model to explore topics that are crucial to successful leadership in the 21st century. The content is research-based but practitioner-oriented and classes encourage exploration of how the ideas and skills translate across work domains. As the session progresses, each topic builds on the last to create a broad, practical understanding of working in public service environments to meet the needs of our communities and constituents. Participants will walk away each week with valuable takeaways focused on both immediate practical use and long-term career success.

Topics include:
Interpersonal Communication
Navigating Change
The Neuroscience of Leadership
Strengths-Based Development
Foundations in Equity & Inclusion
Skills for Adaptive Leadership
Reaching Out for Mentoring
Communicating Up
Managing and Moving Through Conflict
Teams and Teamness
Introduction to Public Budgeting

 Session Information: 25436ONL


This cohort will meet via Zoom on Thursdays starting on August 22nd and will wrap up on December 19th.

  • Class will meet from 9:00am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.  
  • On September 5th, October 3rd, October 31st, and December 5th, we will meet in collaboration with the Dallas Cohort.   
  • There will also be an "intermission assignment" of up to 45 minutes for participants to complete on their own between the morning and afternoon sessions. Participants should plan for 60 minutes (on average) of work between each class meeting to prepare for class and complete the required assignments.  

Since this class will meet via Zoom, participants must have access to:

  • A computer or tablet with a video camera. Participants are strongly recommended to have cameras on as much as possible because seeing one another's faces each class greatly facilitates relationship development.
  • A reliable internet connection. 
  • The ability to access KU's Canvas system ( via an internet browser to access materials and complete assignments. This will work best with Chrome or Firefox as your browser. We will send login information at a later time, but for now just make sure your organization doesn't block access to the site. 
  • A location where you can engage without being interrupted. If possible a separate space with a door is preferred, and headphones with a microphone are recommended.
Times: 09:00am-04:00pm CDT
Regular rate : $1550.00


Name Additional Resources
Kate Nygren

Facility Detail

Online using Zoom
Online via Zoom
The class Zoom link will be sent via email.