ELI Program Sessions, Spring 2024

Group shot of 2019 ELI participants

All sessions are planned to take place in person on Fridays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the Libraries on West Campus. (Exact location will be shared with accepted applicants.) Dates for the 2024 program:

  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 8

In addition to attending all portions of each session, participants commit up to 5 hours per week of work outside the sessions for completion of assessments and the team project. Note that in addition to the five formal session meetings, participants will participate in two team meetings with the program director and meet individually with one of the facilitators for a professional development coaching session.

Should conditions or university policy require a shift to virtual offerings, the program will comply with those requirements, but applicants should be prepared to attend in-person sessions on all five dates.

Pre-Program Stakeholder Interviews

Accepted applicants will interview five stakeholders in graduate and postdoctoral education to hear a variety of perspectives on what is working well and what could be improved in Duke's environment. (Sample stakeholder interview instructions accessible to Duke users via Box.)

Session 1: An Introduction to the Emerging Leaders Institute

January 12, 2024, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

This session will provide an overview of the program, introduce the critical thinking model at the heart of the program, and begin the program-long team projects, informed by stakeholder feedback.

Session 2: Leveraging Strengths and COMMUNICATING IN TEAMS

January 26, 2024, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

In this session, we’ll use assessment tools to help you describe your strengths to others and help your team communicate effectively.

Session 3: Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Communication

February 2, 2024, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

How can you apply your insights about yourself as an individual and as a team member to articulate your value? What are the next steps you can take to lead beyond your team?

Session 4: ARTICULATING YOUR VALUE AND Leading Beyond Yourself

February 16, 2024, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

This session will help you better understand emotional intelligence so you can continue to develop this essential tool for leadership, while offering strategies for effective communication in writing and team presentations.

SESSION 5: Team Presentations and Graduation

March 8, 2024, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The program wraps up with final team presentations of the program-long projects, a reflection on the team experience, a plan for future professional development goals, and a “graduation” ceremony.