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Emerging Leaders Program

Please note, the ELP is under evaluation and not currently accepting applications. The timeline will impacted by the phased return to campus. We encourage you to take explore other online leadership development opportunities through Northwestern such as the curated leadership playlists via myHR Learn and Organizational Leadership Specialization on MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses). We appreciate your understanding during this time. For additional questions, please email

Apply to the Emerging Leaders Program

Apply to the Emerging Leaders Program

Applications are currently closed.

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Northwestern Women’s Emerging Leaders Program consists of several in-person workshops and fireside chats that build leadership knowledge and skills, along with activities, called Fieldwork, which participants drive outside of the workshop sessions.

  • Workshops: Traditional classroom full or half-day training. See the syllabus tab for details.
  • Fieldwork: Activities include attending networking events inside and outside of Northwestern to grow social capital, and activating an on-the-job stretch assignment defined during the program that advances a school/unit strategic priority.
  • Coaching: Throughout the program, attendees receive peer and professional coaching on their stretch assignment in addition to the expected support from their direct manager.

The program runs from August 2019 to December 2019, and the time commitment is approximately 1-2 days per month.