Emerging Leaders

What is Emerging Leaders?

United Way Emerging Leaders is designed for individuals in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County who are looking for opportunities to learn about the needs of the area, engage in community service, and network with other service-minded individuals. Each year, a cohort of Emerging Leaders will meet monthly to discuss different issues, engage in service activities, and learn from community leaders.

Who should apply?

Individuals with experience with community service who are looking to learn more about the non-profit community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and how their skills can make an impact.

What is the commitment?

Emerging Leaders will meet monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 3-5pm, with rotating, optional Happy Hour and service opportunities following the meeting, from September to June. The group will not meet in July and August. Each class will be given a book to read over the duration of the program and some sessions may require some light preparation outside of class times.

What is the schedule?

September: Community Tours & Introductions

October: Strengths Assessment and Introductions

November: Panel with Non-Profit Leaders

December: Philanthropy

January: Multiculturalism

February: Effectively Identifying Community Needs & Design Thinking

March: Community Engagement & Organizing

April: Pitch training & Happy Hour with local non-profit leaders

May: So What? Now What?

June: Wrap up & Volunteer appreciation event 

Applications will be available soon and are due Monday, July 30th.

Questions? Contact Amanda Leech at 540-434-6639 X102 or amanda.leech@uwhr.org