The Emerging Leaders Institute is for employees interested in leadership skills and new managers who are ready to focus on core leadership skills. Seasoned managers would benefit from this training as well, as they will learn current and proven leadership strategies.

How to Register

Download our registration forms and return to [email protected] or in person to the Business Resource Center. Call 209-386-6733 if you have any questions. View our current course schedule.

***Seats are reserved first come, first served based on completed Registration & Payment Forms submitted***


Select the individual classes that best meet your needs or take all ten classes and earn a Certificate of Recognition! Each class is only $23 and earns a ½ unit of college credit!

  • Employee Engagement

    This class will define what Employee Engagement is and what it looks like in the workplace. Participants will learn the difference between engaged, disengaged, and actively disengaged employees and how they impact the workplace. Participants will learn key ways to engage employees as well as strategies to implement to help keep employees engaged. Participants will also learn how to re-engage disengaged employees.

  • Leadership Essentials

    This class will help prepare new and emerging leaders to succeed by defining the roles, functions, and responsibilities of great leaders. Participants will also learn effective delegation procedures and elements of successful coaching. They will learn how to display professionalism. A special emphasis will be placed on change in management.

  • Leading with Strengths

    This class is designed to help leaders recognize their own strengths and learn how to invest in the strengths of those they lead. Participants will take the Strengths Finder 2.0 Assessment (Clifton Strengths) and be able to inventory the strengths of the team they are on and the team they lead. (Costs associated for the assessment.)

  • Values & Ethics

    Ethical behavior affects what happens in the workplace. This class provides the opportunity to evaluate ethical behavior and what’s appropriate and what’s not. A 3-step checklist is introduced to help participants in recognizing ethical behavior.

  • Generational Diversity

    There is not a “one size fits all” approach to leading, communicating, and motivating cross-generational teams. Participants will understand why each generation behaves the way
    they do and leave the class with tools that will help them work better together.

  • The Challenges of Leadership

    This class is designed to equip participants with skills needed to deal with the various challenges with leading people. Special emphasis will be placed on practical and proven tools to deal with difficult people and have tough conversations. The topic of accountability will be explored in regard to individual performance and organizational success. Participants will also learn a conflict resolution model which has proven helpful in conducting conversations where there is disagreement.

  • Emotional Intelligence

    This class will reveal the 4 domains of EQ and guide you through specific activities to increase your proficiency in each domain. The domains are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Topics include better work environment, happier and more loyal employees and customers, stronger bottom line, good  people/relationship skills, and increase fulfillment and success in life.

  • Authentic Leadership

    This class is designed to help leaders cultivate their own authentic leadership skills. Participants will focus on follower’s four basic needs and will learn the dimensions of authentic
    leadership. Emphasis will be placed on the growth of trust and best-selling DVD “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team” will be featured.

2024-2025 Course Schedule

Face-to-face classes are taught from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Merced College Business Resource Center, 630 W. 19th Street in downtown Merced. All online classes are self-paced and easy to navigate on Canvas, Merced College’s online platform. Participants have two weeks to complete each online class.

Course Mode Date
Employee Engagement
MGMT 50N – 99723
Face-to-face September 5 & 12
Employee Engagement
MGMT 50N – 92857
Online September 5 – 19
Leadership Essentials
MGMT 51C – 99724
Face-to-face October 3 & 10
Leadership Essentials
MGMT 51C – 92864
Online October 3 – 17
Leading with Strengths
MGMT 50S – 99725
Face-to-face November 7 & 14
Leading with Strengths
MGMT 50S – 92845
Online November 7 – 21
Values & Ethics
MGMT 50B – 99726
Face-to-face December 5 & 12
Values & Ethics
MGMT 50B – 92846
Online November 27 – December 12
Generational Diversity
MGMT 50K – 99206
Face-to-face February 6 & 13, 2025
Generational Diversity
MGMT 50K – 92806
Online February 6 – 20, 2025
The Challenges of Leadership
MGMT 50A – 99207
Face-to-face March 6 & 13, 2025
The Challenges of Leadership
MGMT 50A – 92811
Online March 6 – 20, 2025
Emotional Intelligence
MGMT 50P – 99208
Face-to-face April 3 & 10, 2025
Emotional Intelligence
MGMT 50P – 92808
Online April 3 – 17, 2025
Authentic Leadership
MGMT 50L – 99209
Face-to-face May 1 & 8, 2025
Authentic Leadership
MGMT 50L – 92809
Online May 1 – 15, 2025