Emerging Leaders

For over 22 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
  • Work of the Principal:  Supporting Student Behavior as a Building Leader
  • 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

2020 Emerging Leaders Program

***The 2020 Emerging Leaders Program scheduled for July 14-16, 2020 has been canceled***

Location:  College of Education at Michigan State University
620 Farm Lane, Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI  48824

Cost:  $290 per person, which includes registration, materials and meals

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

Reference Emerging Leaders for a discounted rate of $117 per night for a standard room.
Session is limited to 50 participants.

SCECHs available to you at no cost (pending approval)

For questions regarding the Emerging Leaders 2020 Program, please contact Ashley Murphy, murph574@msu.edu.


Program has been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19. Please check back for the 2021 program!