Why Emergent Leadership?

The EMERGE Leadership Project is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to energizing the emergent leadership capabilities of green building professionals and sustainability advocates through training, mentoring, community engagement, and other support, with the ultimate goal of fostering a thriving and life-sustaining environment.

Organizational Retreats
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Proud Community Partner of Living Future unConference 2016
May 11-13, 2016 in Seattle, WA


The EMERGE Leadership Model (ELM) embodies at its core servant leadership, which expands the reach of leadership beyond that available simply through position and power, as well as the context of community. It amplifies the positive outcomes of your leadership efforts.

The EMERGE Leadership Project achieves its promise to energize the EMERGENT Leadership Capacity of green building professionals and sustainability advocates through:

  • Training: Participants hone advanced leadership skills and make high value connections at public workshops.
  • Mentoring: Mentoring plays a special role in helping EMERGE Alumni achieve their leadership commitments./li>
  • Community Building: Community is the heart of EMERGENT Leadership both in terms of getting results and sustaining the day-to-day leadership effort.