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Emerging Leaders Development Program

United Way’s Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) was established to identify, train, and promote local emerging leaders ages 40 and under 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. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • The training is three days in length and the curriculum topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Leadership

    • Board Member Responsibilities

    • Communication

    • Decision Making 

    • Conflict Resolution 

  • Graduation and a Volunteer & Board Fair with local nonprofits are held in the fall

“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

2021 PROGRAM DETAILS

Virtual Program Schedule

  • 1/2 Day Orientation TBD
  • Virtual Program Session Dates
    • October 12, 19 and 26
  • Leadership Development Program 1/2 Day Networking Opportunity in October
  • Graduation Ceremony in November
  • Applicants must be 40 years of age or younger at the time of application. 
  • One hour interviews will be conducted with applicants shortly after the application period closes. 
  • Program participation fee is $399 per individual (class size is limited)
  • Please inquire about covering the fee with your employer, as some have training & development budgets.
  • Applicants do not need to be members of United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society to be considered.
  • Payment must be made before the start of class.
    • Scholarship opportunities may be available.

See the 2019 ELDP class here

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Sheila Strong at (585) 406-5042 or sheila.strong@unitedwayrocflx.org

 SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR


Excellus - Live Fearless

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
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Christine Smith
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.