Emerging Leaders Retreat

February 23-24, 2013

Bishop Booth Conference Center, Burlington

Emerging leaders of student spiritual and religious life organizations will travel to beautiful Rock Point for an overnight retreat. Chaplain Laurie Jordan and Associate Chaplain Ira Schiffer will facilitate conversations centered around leadership development, multi-faith programming, and best practices.
Lodging is dorm style; all meals and transportation will be provided.
Please RSVP by February 18, 2013 to Ellen McKay, emckay@middlebury.edu.  Please let us know if you prefer vegetarian meals.


Student Leadership


Middlebury College offers students a variety of opportunities to get involved on campus. Our staff can assist you in making the most of the learning experiences that take place outside the classroom.

If you are interested in any of the programs listed below please contact Student Activities at x3103 or student_activities@middlebury.edu.



Emerging Leader Program (ELP)

It is the belief of the Emerging Leaders Program that each individual has leadership abilities waiting to be discovered. Given the right kind of information, skill-building opportunities, structured reflection and feedback, we can enhance our own leadership effectiveness. No previous experience is required to participate in the ELP. The program is open to all students with a preference given to First-year students and new Febs. Students are nominated for this program by faculty or student affairs staff members and must complete an application for selection.

The Emerging Leader Program is a four-part, non-credit course designed to help students develop their leadership skills by identifying their personal leadership style, working with others in a group, and developing a greater understanding of leadership concepts.


We offer regular workshops designed to strengthen the development of organizations and their members. Available workshop topics include assertiveness, team building, goal setting, motivation, group process, listening, time management, conflict management, leadership theory, program planning, diversity, self esteem, meeting facilitation and stress management. SA offers a weekly series conducted by members of the our team, student affairs staff, and Middlebury College faculty.

Leadership Library

The library consists of leadership books, videos, and icebreaker and teambuilding activities. These resources can be checked-out to Middlebury students, faculty and staff.


Outdoor Leadership


Middlebury Outdoor Programs also offers seminars for students to explore and further develop their skills in outdoor leadership. Seminar topics include the philosophical foundations of leadership, facilitation skills, motivation techniques, and outdoor skills.