Emory Intercultural Leadership Program (EILP)
What is the EILP?
The EILP is an academic-year-long cohort program that promotes leadership development which is inclusive, purposeful, collaborative, and values-based.
By participating in the Emory Intercultural Leadership Program (EILP), international and domestic students will receive training on global leadership skills and intercultural competency development, attend cultural and leadership events, participate in a service-learning project, and share their cultures and perspectives with each other and the Emory community. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will receive a certificate.
- Develop leadership skills and relationships at a leadership retreat
- Recognize their own identity, culture and values
- Explore their level of intercultural competency by taking and debriefing the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
- Expand their intercultural communication skills
- Distinguish their own leadership and conflict style in an intercultural context
- Discover the foundations of Personal Leadership
- Create a personal vision statement and understand how to live in alignment with that vision
- Recognize the importance of emotional intelligence in relating across differences and building community as leaders
- Enrich their perspectives as leaders by learning to recognize, validate, appreciate and include others' experiences
- Share their experiences and perspectives with the Emory community
- Facilitate positive social change through service learning
What are the benefits of being in the EILP?
- Meet new people from around the world and across disciplines (domestic and international students)
- Expand your leadership and intercultural communication skills
- Develop professional and public speaking skills
- Become part of a diverse team working together to make a difference
- Further your professional experience for your resume
What are the qualifications and expections?
- Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student for the entire academic year (domestic and international students encouraged to apply)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Must commit to attending a monthly in-person seminar during the fall and spring semesters and complete all assignments. The seminars are non-credit bearing.
- Must commit to a day of service
- Must attend a leadership retreat
- Must attend cultural and leadership events
Participants are required to:
- Attend a monthly seminar and complete all assignments
- Participate in a service-learning opportunity
- Participate in a leadership retreat
- Attend cultural and leadership events such as the Global Festival
Mandatory non-credit monthly seminar
Program participants will attend a mandatory monthly seminar in the fall and spring semesters (approximately 90-minute to 2-hour sessions). These seminars are not for credit and will focus on the following:
- Personal leadership
- Intercultural communication skills
- Leading consistently with emotional intelligence
- Service learning
- Professional development
Students will be expected to complete assignments outside the seminar to enhance their intercultural competency development and leadership skills. Participants should expect to commit about 1 hour per week to assignments and/or speaking engagements.
Participants will also be assigned opportunities to share their cultures and perspectives through presentations, panel discussions and focus groups on campus.