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           United Way of Greater Rochester
        75 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
       PH: (585) 242-6400 F: (585) 242-6500 

United Way’s Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) was established to identify, train, and promote local Emerging Leaders, aged 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. 


The training is three (3) days in length and the curriculum topics include, but are not limited to:


Leadership    Board Member Responsibilities    Communication     Decision-Making    Conflict Resolution   


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If accepted into the program, I agree to do the following:

  • Pay the program fee of $150.00 ($200 for non-ELS members) in full before training.
  • Attend ALL program sessions, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at United Way.
  • Participate on a board, committee, association, or community project for a least one year or one term after graduation.
  • Use the ELDP training and acquired skills to expand my role as a community leader.