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[Emerging Leaders Program]
Participants in the Emerging Leaders Program work on a project together during a celebration event marking their graduation. (Univeristy Communications)

The most recent graduates of the Emerging Leaders Program were celebrated recently with a special event hosted at Goodes Hall.

Developed and administered by Queen’s Organizational Development and Learning, Human Resources, the Emerging Leaders Program is aimed at providing new and future managers with the practical tools, support, and resources they need to perform their jobs effectively and confidently.

[Emerging Leaders Program]
The Emerging Leaders Program is aimed at providing new and future managers with the practical tools, support, and resources they need to perform their jobs effectively and confidently. (University Communications)

This year’s cohort, the fourth for the program, featured 36 participants from a wide range of departments and faculties across the university.

“Seeing the continued participation in the Emerging Leaders Program, with such diverse backgrounds including the Four Directions Aboriginal Centre and the International Office this year, is really encouraging,” says Shannon Hill, Learning and Development Specialist, Queen‘s Human Resources. “The program addresses university-wide goals and vision for talent management, promoting internal talent, increased collaboration across departments and units, and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

The program was created to harness and share the leadership skills and experiences gained by graduates of the Foundational Leadership Program  to the benefit of the university. As current managers, Foundational Leadership graduates act as mentors to the Emerging Leaders Program, creating the training framework for professional development to support new and future leaders as well as continuing the learning for experienced managers. To date 12 Emerging Leaders Program graduates have gone on to participate in the Foundational Leadership Program.

Through seven full-day training sessions, held over a period of seven months, the Emerging Leaders Program provides Queen’s-specific training for management level staff, while also enabling participants to establish professional networks and acquire practical skills. Module topics include: Making the Leap to Management; Essential Skills for Managing; and Managing in a Diverse Environment.

More information about the Emerging Leaders Program is available on the Human Resources website.