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Emerging Leaders Council

What is the Emerging Leaders Council?

The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is an advisory cohort of graduates from the past 10 years who serve for one year to function as a task force to provide real world solutions and leadership on a chosen Alumni Relations project.

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How the ELC Works: An Overview

The ELC meets twice during their term - once in the fall and once in the spring. The ELC will select one Alumni Relations project to tackle during their term. Over the course of the term, the ELC will collaborate together on practical solutions. During the second cohort meeting, they will present their solution to the Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Relations. The cohort will also hear from campus leaders to provide further understanding on operations at the school. This knowledge assists the ELC on completing their task project. 

The ELC is also a chance for recent grads to connect and be iron-sharpening-iron for one another and for the university. During the ELC visit, special networking opportunities are available including a highlight alumni event exclusive for the ELC. 

This program is a vital part of young alumni participation and is an opportunity for recent graduates to provide leadership and implement their creative Alumni Relations ideas at BJU. Check out the ELC team bios for the 2018/2019 year below! The application portal for 2019/2020 will open in late spring 2019. 

Meet the 2018/2019 ELC

Follow the link to learn more about this year's Emerging Leaders Council!

ELC Team Bios

Example Schedule

Thursday:

  • 9am: Check-in, opening session with breakfast/fellowship
  • 10am: Operations session & Q/A
  • 11am: Chapel
  • 11:35am: Lunch 
  • 12:45pm: Executive meeting & tour
  • 2pm: Project presentations & Q/A
  • 3pm: Project discussion & deliberation 
  • 4:45pm: Break
  • 7pm: Networking Reception 

Friday

  • 9am: Deliberation continued/project decision
  • 11am: ELC forum for student leaders
  • 12pm: Lunch with student leaders
  • 1pm: Final session
  • 4pm: Dismissal 
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