Shafer Leadership Academy Announces Graduates of Emergence, Class #11

May 22, 2013, Muncie IN – The Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s Community Leadership Academy, has announced the graduation of its 11th class of East Central Indiana community leaders from its spring 2013 class of Emergence: Personal Foundations of Effective Leadership.  This is the first graduating class from the Academy since the renaming of LEAD-ECI to The Shafer Leadership Academy.

Participants, representing several communities in East Central Indiana, included; Jason Armbrust, Tony Brotz, Melissa Daniels, Gretchen Fields, Camille Haines, Lindsey Huling, Stephen Hunter, Kevin Jeffers, Adam Kinder, Todd Loyd, Liz Ludwick, Jonathan Mitchell, David Moore, Randy Ulrey, and Dorica Watson. This class represents 13 different East Central Indiana companies and non-profit organizations.

The Emergence program is an eight-week, highly interactive leadership training program that seeks to develop and enhance the individual leadership abilities of emerging and experienced leaders. It also fosters collaborative and connective approaches to problem solving in the communities of East Central Indiana. Participants receive over 30 hours of professional training on 21st Century leadership topics such as; leadership & learning styles, team building, building consensus, managing conflict, communication skills, building trust, problem solving and civic leadership.

With a mission to ensure that individuals who have the desire to demonstrate leadership in East Central Indiana have access to world class leadership training close to home, this year alone the Shafer Leadership Academy will deliver more than 3,000 student hours of leadership training to more than 200 participants. These program participants will represent businesses, nonprofit organizations, school systems, and government entities and come from nearly every county in East Central Indiana.

For more information on Emergence, or other leadership programs offered by the Shafer Leadership Academy, go to or call 765-748-0403.