Emerging Leaders Program @ RIT set to launch Nov. 20




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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Academic Affairs has launched the Emerging Leaders Program @ RIT. A select group of faculty and staff will develop leadership strength while addressing a complex set of economic, technological, demographic and organizational challenges facing the university.

Thirty-six nominated participants will start the program with a kick-off retreat Nov. 20.

Participants will experience a variety of learning, research and problem-solving activities related to individual and organizational development issues at RIT. Session facilitators will include nationally known consultants John Keiser, Rich Karash and Margaret Seidler.

Action-research team projects will offer experiential learning opportunities for participants and a chance to apply leadership concepts to projects that will benefit the entire RIT community.

The Emerging Leaders Program @ RIT is sponsored and supported by Jeremy Haefner, provost and senior vice provost for Academic Affairs, and directed by Lynn Wild, associate provost for faculty success. The program development team also includes Susan Provenzano, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs; Molly McGowan, director, RIT Leadership Institute and Community Service Center; Jennifer Freer, business librarian; and Michael Starenko, instructional designer.