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United Way’s Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) was established to identify, train, and promote local emerging leaders ages 40 and under for placement on boards, committees, and community projects, and in policy-making positions, to ensure the Greater Rochester Community and its organizations are tapping the full potential of our resident young professionals. 
 
The primary focus of ELDP is the development and application of effective leadership skills and competencies in one’s personal, professional, and public service pursuits. The connections, experience, and relationships built throughout ELDP are invaluable to individuals, organizations, and our entire community, as we work together to help the Greater Rochester area and local organizations thrive. 
PROGRAM INFORMATION
  • The training is three days in length and the curriculum topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Leadership
    • Board Member Responsibilities
    • Communication
    • Decision Making 
    • Conflict Resolution 
  • Graduation and a Volunteer & Board Fair with local nonprofits are held in the fall

“We come from multiple sectors - from for-profit, not-for-profit, higher education - and after about 3 hours and an improv class later, we became a group of colleagues and friends.”

– 2019 ELDP Graduate, Margaret Whelehan

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Applications are accepted in the summer. 
  • Applicants must be 40 years of age or younger at the time of application. 
  • One hour interviews will be conducted with applicants shortly after the application period closes. 
  • Participants must receive release time from employer to participate.
  • Program participation fee for Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) members is $150. For non-members the participation fee is $200 ($50 considered a donation and can be used toward an ELS membership).
    • Please inquire about covering the fee with your employer, as some have training & development budgets.
    • Payment must be made before the start of class.
    • Scholarship opportunities may be available.  
  • Applicants do not need to be members of United Way’s Emerging Leaders Society to be considered.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Wynndy Turner at (585) 242-6419 or wynndy.turner@uwrochester.org. 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR
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MANY THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP OF THE ELDP STEERING COMMITTEE
Melisza Campos
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Raquel Lowry
City of Rochester

Carla Quackenbush
Rochester Institute of Technology

Chris Phelps
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Andrew Powers
YMCA

Victor Sanchez
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Christine Smith
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wynndy Turner
United Way of Greater Rochester