Each year the UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) brings together 40-50 rising leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors to build collaborative leadership strategies to benefit their respective organizations. Dr. Edward Schettino, ARL’s Vice President of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services has been selected for the 2017-18 fellowship cohort.

The ELP recently kicked off with an intensive, week-long immersion seminar.

“Our first full week of the course challenged our thinking regarding purpose, trust, difficult conversations and identifying in ourselves as well as in our other fellows how our differences unite us and bring us closer together,” Dr. Schettino said. “We were privileged to have multiple guest speakers from current leaders in Boston.”

The program will continue with monthly forums through April 2017, and outcomes of the program include:

  •         Gaining confidence to enact the collaborative leadership model within their organization
  •         Ability to lead while encouraging leadership in others
  •         Forming deep, durable, and diverse relationships with peers across sectors and industries
  •         Becoming more aware of important social justice issues resulting in civic engagement

ARL President Mary Nee nominated Dr. Schettino for the ELP program, and the educational benefits and learning models will have a meaningful and long-lasting impact on ARL as a whole.

“I am excited to be part of this program and look forward to promote ARL in our workshops as well as to bring back new skill sets to share within our organization,” Dr. Schettino said.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Schettino on his educational achievement!