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Emerging Leaders

For nearly 21 years, MSU’s Emerging Leaders Program has been providing potential school principals an opportunity to explore in detail the knowledge, skillsets and mindsets required to be a successful leader in today’s complex educational environments. This intimate, 3-day experience connects emerging educational leaders with highly successful assistant principals, principals and superintendents. Together, they explore the joys and challenges inherent in the principalship. This event is held in July of each year in collaboration with the statewide elementary and secondary principals association.

Topics include:

  • Personal Temperament: Implications for Your Role as a Principal
  • Communication: Problems, Priorities and Strategies for New Principals
  • A Balanced Life: Family, Fun and the Principalship
  • Instructional Leadership: A Day in the Life of the Principal
  • The Secrets of Getting Hired: Preparing Yourself and Your Resume
  • Getting a Job: Mock Interviews for the Principalship


2018 Emerging Leaders Program


July 11-13, 2018

Location:  College of Education at Michigan State University

620 Farm Lane, Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI  48824




Cost:  $450 per person, which includes registration, materials and food


Lodging is not included, but is available at the Kellogg Center, East Lansing, MI

Reference Emerging Leaders for a discounted rate of $111 per night for a standard room.


Session is limited to 50 participants.


SCECHs available to you at no cost (pending approval)