ELI Program Sessions, Spring 2023

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 2023 program:

  • January 27
  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 24

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 have two intersession assignments to complete during the break between sessions 4 and 5.

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 27, 2023, 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

February 3, 2023, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

In this session, we’ll use tools to help you describe your strengths to others and help your team communicate effectively. Your team will also schedule a meeting outside session time with the program director to share progress on your team project.

Intersession assignment

Schedule a 30-minute team meeting with Dr. Bostrom, including all team members.

Session 3: ARTICULATING YOUR VALUE AND Leading Beyond Yourself

February 17, 2023, 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: Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Communication

March 3, 2023, 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.

Intersession assignments

All participants are required to complete two assignments during this period:

  1. Schedule and complete a 45-minute individual coaching session with your assigned coach at a mutually convenient time. (May be Zoom-based or in-person.)
  2. Schedule a 30-minute team meeting with Dr. Bostrom, including all team members. An additional team meeting may be required before the final session. (May be Zoom-based on in-person.)

FINAL SESSION: Team Presentations and Graduation

March 24, 2023, 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.