Students gather in the AAH lobby

The Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) is a free leadership training program for Pierce College students at the Fort Steilacoom campus. The ELA program explores leadership through service learning and the principles of servant leadership.

Spring 2020 Schedule

  • April 26, 2019, 12–1 p.m. @ CAS 529
  • May 17, 2019, 12–1 p.m. @ CAS 529
  • May 31, 2019, 12–1 p.m. @ CAS 529
  • June 14, 2019, 12–1 p.m. @ CAS 529

Benefits of Participating in ELA

  • Develop leadership skills and abilities
  • Network with Pierce College faculty, staff, administrators and students
  • Earn the Emerging Leaders certificate of hours completed in leadership training
  • Plan your own workshop and service project schedule based on workshops offered
  • Put servant leadership training into practice with community service and service-learning opportunities
  • Prepare for leadership and service opportunities in the future

The Emerging Leader's Academy is for any student interested in

  • Leadership development
  • Community service
  • Meeting new people
  • Getting more involved in the college community
  • Developing a resume
  • Networking
  • Helping others
  • Leading a student club or organization
  • Student government
  • Activities board
  • Student ambassadors
  • Working for a campus newspaper

Interested in Joining Us?

Enroll Online

We are partners with the Multicultural Leadership Institute.


Cameron Cox 
Director of Student Programs