Director: Sherry Penney
The mission of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Center for Leadership at University of Massachusetts Boston is to identify and then develop future leaders for the Greater Boston region who are diverse and reflect the changing demography of our city, who practice a collaborative style of leadership and who are civically engaged.
Four goals were established to fulfill the mission.
- Select emerging leaders who are diverse by race, gender, and profession who will enhance their networking skills with other emerging leaders.
- Expose the emerging leaders to a variety of Boston’s current leaders in order that they understand the existing leadership profile and experience a variety of leadership styles.
- Enhance the leadership skills of the emerging leaders in communication, negotiation, teamwork, project development and completion, and knowledge of civic/city issues.
- Increase the understanding and practice of inclusive and collaborative leadership.