Emerging Leaders Retreat

Emerging Leaders Retreat

The Emerging Leaders Retreat is designed for first (including transfer) and second-year students to appreciate, develop, and strengthen their leadership skills.  The retreat provides participants the opportunity to focus on self-awareness, as well as awareness of others, explore varied types of leadership styles, develop team building skills, and reflect on the role of the student leader.  Activities and discussions are facilitated by upper-class student leaders, allowing participants to network and learn from one another.

Participants will be provided meals and transportation to a space off-campus for an immersive experience, free of charge.  Prepare to have fun, connect with your peers, and learn about yourself and how to interact and lead in the Baylor community and beyond!

Why should I attend?
  • Learn about leadership in fun and engaging ways
  • Meet new people and form new friendships
  • Leave feeling empowered to lead yourself and others well
  • After participating, you can apply to join the ELR Student Leadership Team and help plan future events

The 2021 Emerging Leaders Retreat is scheduled for March 26-27! Check back soon for sign-ups and more details!

Other Ways to Get Involved

Apply to be a Leadership Coach (for Juniors and Seniors)

2020 Leadership Coach applications are closed. Please check back for Emerging Leaders Retreat 2021.

Leadership Coaches are experienced and engaged student leaders who guide participants through the Emerging Leaders Retreat.  Leadership Coaches facilitate small group discussions and activities and help challenge first year students to apply what they have learned during the retreat.  A mandatory training will be required prior to the retreat!


Academy for Leadership Development and Community Engagement & Service

Academy for Leadership Development
One Bear Place #97370
Waco, TX 76798-7370

(254) 710-3106