Designed as a unique experience to encourage critical thinking and important skills development for emerging young leaders, Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) will comprise of distinct modules and interactive sessions featuring exceptional achievers, connectors and established entrepreneurs.  This new mentorship and coaching program will provide opportunities to network and learn from peers, alumni and industry leaders in a forum that utilizes different pedagogical methodology and in an interactive setting.

Program Structure:      

Targeted toward emerging leaders and new managers, professionals who want to build capacity in key strategic areas of personal and professional growth.  Leveraging different learning methodologies, using real-life examples and case-studies, ELI will allow for purposeful engagement of participants through interactive dialogue, with customized discussion topics and learning activities based on participant needs and current global challenges.

Every participant will be provided with a journal.  Reflecting on their own leadership styles, communication techniques, decision-making processes and ethical instincts, participants will utilize structured reflective practices and analytical rubrics to effectively change behavior to improve performance and make better choices in future situations.

Programming will be held at MNP offices and the kick-off event will be held on May 15, 2018.   Over the course of 3 weeks, six intensive modules will build upon each other, creating opportunities to practice what is learned so skills can be built, developed and assessed.  A wrap-up event is scheduled for May 31, 2018 and all participants will be invited to Alumni Reunion – U of T Scarborough’s premier annual homecoming event held June 2-3, 2018.


Dates and Modules

All sessions occur from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Module 1 – May 15, 2018 – Leadership

Module 2 – May 17, 2018 – Communication and Confidence

Module 3 – May 22, 2018 – The Art of Complex Negotiations

Module 4 – May 24, 2018 – Strategic Business Planning for Your Career

Module 5 – May 29, 2018 – Financial Literacy – Beyond Your Bank App

Module 6 – May 31, 2018 – Organizational Dynamics and those Aha Moments


Registration Fee

$650 (CDN)


ELI Educational Grant

An educational grant is available to those who qualify which offers a discounted rate off the registration fee.

To be considered, please fill out the following application form and you will be notified accordingly.



The meeting space is generously provided by