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Emerging Leaders in Public Service


Participants from the Emerging Leaders program in 2016

The Emerging Leaders program is a professional development program for young leaders in public service careers. The program is suitable for professionals in the nonprofit sector, education, or state and local government who want to improve their leadership skills. The program includes a three-day in-residence program with other professionals. Students participate in leadership self assessment, professional development planning, and dynamic workshops. Students gain a better understanding of their leadership skills and the challenges of nonprofit management, and receive support to improve their leadership capabilities.

Program Highlights

  • Three-day in-residence program on the Texas A&M University campus
  • Personalized professional development plan
  • Dynamic educational workshops
  • Networking with peers from the nonprofit/public sector
  • Leadership and personality assessment

Program Benefits

  • Gain management and leadership skills
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop a plan to improve your leadership skills
  • Expand professional network


Emerging Leaders is held in mid-May.


For more information
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Office of Extended Education
4220 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4220
1-866-988-BUSH (2874) or 979-862-7810
bushschoolnonprofit@tamu.edu


Example Past Workshops

Public Service Leadership

This session discusses the key features of leadership in public service organization. Using a competency-based model of the organization, Dr. Brown distills some important activities and attitudes of public service leaders. This conversation focuses on functions and activities of executive leaders, but individuals at all levels of the organization benefit from learning and appreciating priorities for effective strategic leadership. This session proposes objectives for participants to make individual leadership development goals. Participants are encouraged to consider the extent to which they possess these competencies as well as which areas are logical "next steps" in their personal leadership development.


Understanding Yourself and Others: Reviewing the Myers Briggs Inventory

The MBTI is the most widely utilized personality inventory in the world and provides a picture of a person's personality type. After completing a brief assessment, your personality will be divided into four different elements. These four elements are the main aspects of the Myers Briggs personality type model. Combinations of your preferences result in sixteen personality types. The purpose of this session will be for participants to gain a greater understanding and awareness of their individual type and how that influences how they communicate and work in teams.


Double Loop Learning

This highly interactive session blends discussion and small group work to help participants overcome barriers to learning. Many professionals find it difficult to accurately interpret work and life challenges as learning opportunities. The session instructs participants on the difference between single and double loop learning processes. Far too many professionals find themselves on self-fulfilling, non-productive thought processes that do not address the root of learning barriers in the workplace. This session will provide the tools and methods to gain insights from day-to-day work challenges.


Developing Your Leadership Strengths: Strengths Quest

Can you imagine what the world would look like if we spent more time focusing on what we are naturally good at instead of trying to fix everything that's wrong? Over fifty years ago, Dr. Don Clifton began researching a new area in psychology called positive psychology. The focus of positive psychology is on identifying and developing areas of strength and talent. From the beginning, the Gallup Organization was leading the way in research and application of the strengths philosophy, which eventually led to the development of the StrengthsQuest online assessment. Based on your input, you are provided a listing with your top five areas of talent (from a total of thirty-four signature themes). Once you learn about your individual areas of talent, you can begin working to develop them into strengths. This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of the theory and will expose you to a variety of interactive activities and reflection exercises to help you understand your strengths.


Pathways for Leader Development

This workshop introduces participants to the Bush School's Individual Leadership Plan. Development planning is a process of learning through self-study, self and social awareness, and experience. A structured development plan can jump-start your momentum for personal development by establishing your personal vision statement and designing an action plan for achieving your professional goals. The Bush School's Individual Leadership Plan (ILP) is an ongoing action plan, a pathway, to facilitate your professional development. In the planning session, you will reflect on who you are and envision who you want to become. You will complete a personal vision statement, identify your core values, and define leadership goals in the four competency areas for professional development - your knowledge, skills, attributes, and values. The workshop will assist you in initiating development and action plans that guide you to move from your current reality to the achievement of your development goals.



Contact Information

The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Office of Extended Education
4220 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4220
1-866-988-BUSH (2874) or 979-862-7810
bushschoolnonprofit@tamu.edu

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