The ELI program focuses on 3 levels of development through both theory and experiential activities to enhance:
These competencies emerged following a university-wide needs assessment study in 2011.
The purpose of the needs assessment was to understand the leadership development needs of Queen's university stakeholders with the goal of designing initiatives that may enhance their capacity. The data informed the design and development of ELI program for emerging leaders.
"Understanding that whatever we're doing, teaching, research, service, our every action is a demonstration of leadership (or non-leadership)" (from the 2011 Leadership Needs Assessment)
A leader is... "someone who cares deeply and passionately about education, research, and students" (from the 2011 Leadership Needs Assessment)
"Leadership is about "learning and doing" (Amey, 2006, p. 55)
We define leadership as "The process of supporting, motivating, inspiring, and influencing others towards a shared goal."
The ELI program provides development opportunities for all Queen's stakeholders and was designed with emerging leaders in mind.
"Past conceptions of leadership as residing in particular individuals and roles have slowed the emergence of leaders..."
~Cooper & Pagotto (2003)
The ELI program emphasizes not only leadership theory, but practical application and experiential opportunities.
Program participants may not fit the traditional definition of leadership - they may or may not have "innate leadership traits" or be in formal administrative roles. Rather, ELI is designed for those who are: