Foundational Leadership Program Returns: ‘Emergence’

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Registration for the 2023 Emergence Program is Now Open

By Arrick Garringer—

MUNCIE, IN –  Shafer Leadership Academy (SLA), a local not-for-profit organization that provides inclusive leadership development so that people, organizations, and communities reach their full potential, is offering the 21st session of its signature leadership program. The program will run from April 4 to May 23, 2023.

Emergence: Personal Foundations of Effective Leadership is SLA’s core leadership program. It is an eight-week highly interactive and engaging training opportunity ideal for emerging or experienced leaders seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities. At the end of the program, participants can expect to be better equipped to lead the change they want to see in the businesses, not-for-profits, civic groups, and communities they represent.

Participants can expect to take away a better understanding of their personal leadership style as well as the knowledge, confidence, and tools to more effectively lead others.

Over the last 16 years, over 500 local leaders have completed the Emergence program.  Within five years of completing the program, 97% of graduates are more involved at work, 93% have taken a leadership role in the community, 83% have received a job advancement, and 48% have served on nonprofit boards.

Each of the eight sessions of Emergence provides actionable insights one can use to better understand their particular leadership style and to enhance their leadership capabilities. Session topics include: learning styles, leadership styles, effective communication, consensus building, conflict management, building trust, civic leadership, personal mission.

Scholarships are available for qualifying non-profit organizations and individuals.

For additional information about Shafer Leadership Academy and the Emergence program, visit the SLA website. Space is limited. To register go to






About Shafer Leadership Academy

Shafer Leadership Academy provides inclusive leadership development so that people, organizations, and communities reach their full potential. Empowering people to inspire positive change in their community— our participants excel in their careers, enrich the lives of others and transform their communities.

Our Community Programs facilitate powerful exercises and enlightening interactions with others so you can discover what effective leadership is for yourself. The result? You’re provided with a unique understanding of how YOU can personally lead others and be a catalyst for change in the communities and organizations you represent.

Our Custom Programs provide organizations the unique ability to create a program that fits the individual leadership development needs of their team. By utilizing Shafer Leadership Academy’s expertise and resources, organizations can construct exactly what they need; from a single-day event to a comprehensive staff development program.

Shafer Leadership Academy is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.