We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Emerging Leader Program on September 1, 2021. Application window closes on December 1, 2021.

Tuition for the Emerging Leader Program is $3,500, which includes all meals, lodging and materials. Participants will be required to cover their own transportation to and from the meeting sites. For many, your employer may be willing to assist with all or a portion of your tuition. Limited scholarships are also available from the Great Lakes Leadership Academy, based on need.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person ELP in 2022. However, we continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and how this might impact ELP. We will decide as to whether it is necessary to postpone or change the format of the event prior to each session. This decision will be based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations/guidelines from MSU, the State of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local Health Department guidance.

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Burroughs by email at