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Emerging Leaders Development Program

2023 Leadership Development Program Registration will open Spring 2023

United Way’s Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) was established to identify, train, and promote local emerging leaders between the ages of 21 and 40 for placement on boards, committees, and community projects, and in policy-making positions, to ensure the region and its organizations are tapping the full potential of our resident young professionals. 
 
The primary focus of ELDP is the development and application of effective leadership skills and competencies in one’s personal, professional, and public service pursuits. The connections, experience, and relationships built throughout ELDP are invaluable to individuals, organizations, and our entire community, as we work together to help local organizations thrive. 

ELDP Graduates 2022

Emerging Leaders Development Program Class Lead Amanda Sanfilippo

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Five-day training
  • Program cost is $399
  • Encourages community awareness, leadership, and networking
  • Curriculum topics include Communication, Leadership, Decision-Making, Conflict Resolution, Self-Leadership, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, and Board Membership Responsibilities

“We come from multiple sectors - from for-profit, not-for-profit, higher education - and after about 3 hours and an improv class later, we became a group of colleagues and friends.”

– 2019 ELDP Graduate, Margaret Whelehan

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Sheila Strong at (585) 242-6554 or sheila.strong@unitedwayrocflx.org

 A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR


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MANY THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP OF THE ELDP STEERING COMMITTEE

Melisza Campos
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Raquel Lowry
City of Rochester

Carla Quackenbush
Rochester Institute of Technology

Chris Phelps
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Andrew Powers
YMCA of Greater Rochester

Victor Sanchez
University of Rochester

Margaret Courtney
Monroe County Systems Integration Project