Shafer Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for Fifteenth Emergence Leadership Course

February 23, 2015 – Muncie, IN – Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s premier leadership institute, is now accepting registrations for Class #15 of the organization’s core program, Emergence: Personal Foundations of Effective Leadership.  More than 350 individuals have graduated from this program since its inception in 2007.

Emergence is an eight-week highly interactive and engaging training opportunity ideal for emerging or experienced leaders seeking to enhance their leadership capabilities. At the end of the program, participants can expect to be better equipped to lead the change they want to see in the businesses, nonprofits, civic groups, and communities they represent. Each of the eight sessions of Emergence provides actionable insights participants can use to better understand their particular leadership style and to enhance their leadership capabilities. Session topics include:

  • Learning styles
  • Leadership styles
  • Effective communication
  • Consensus building
  • Conflict management
  • Building trust
  • Civic leadership
  • Personal mission

If you think Emergence is just about sitting around and listening to lectures, think again. Program sessions are designed to be interactive, participatory, thought-provoking, and actionable. Each week, a specific leadership topic will be the focus of the session and participants will walk away with significant insight related to these leadership fundamentals and will have a better personal understanding of how they can apply them.


Emergence Class #15 will begin on Wednesday, April 1st and conclude on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. The program begins with a day-long session where participants learn about various learning and leadership styles including insight into their own personal style. The six, three-hour evening sessions in the middle focus on specific leadership skills valuable in any environment. The course concludes with a full-day session in which participants develop personal leadership action plans and build a strategy for applying what they’ve learned throughout the course

The registration deadline for this course is Friday, March 20th, 2015. While the standard tuition is $700, scholarships and various discounts are available to those that qualify. To register or learn more about Emergence, visit or call 765-748-0403.