SPECIAL NOTE: The NACADA Emerging Leaders Program has been thriving for
15 years. In consultation with the ELP Advisory Board and NACADA’s Executive
Director, we have decided to pause the ELP program for 2023. We will take some
time to assess the program. We thought this a good time to look at the origin
of the program, its structure and curriculum, and glean feedback from ELP
participants and members to see what opportunities exist to enhance the program into the
future. Once complete we intend to restart the ELP after this hiatus. We
anticipate the next ELP class will begin 2024-2025.
The requirements for Mentors are: (subject to change)
At the time of application, must have been a (general
) member of NACADA for at least two years and be a current member.
Must secure institutional support to be a part of the program.
Must be either a current or past NACADA
Leader. This can be at the regional, national, and/or international
level; in an elected or appointed position (chair of a committee,
advisory board, task force, Region, Advising Community); and/or a leader
in the research and/or publications arenas.
Must be willing to provide guidance and support for assigned Emerging Leader in the creation of a written plan.
Must agree to provide feedback on Emerging Leader's progress reports.
Must agree to a two-year mentorship
period, and a total of 2 1/2 years with the program (which includes
preparatory assignments over the summer prior to the leader-mentor
pairing and program Orientation, at which the pairing will take place).
- Must be willing and able to attend monthly online meetings in
the Zoom environment during the four months (June, July, August,
September) prior to the mentorship period to discuss preparatory
assignments and become acquainted with potential mentors. (Date/times
will be determined after the class is selected.)
- Must be willing and able to attend the Orientation session, which will be held on-site at the Annual Conference. This session serves as the kick-off to the 2-year mentorship period
Must agree to conduct evaluation of Emerging Leader and program at the end of each year and report those evaluations to NACADA.
Those selected for the program are
encouraged to attend additional Annual Conferences, where on-site
networking opportunities will be provided for the current classes. At
the Annual Conference which takes place at their completion of the
program, Emerging Leaders and their Mentors are recognized for their
accomplishment at an Awards Ceremony.