Programs and Events


The Emerson Leadership Institute supports a variety of professional endeavors that educate and empower ethical business leaders to make positive, values-driven contributions to society.

Education and Training

The Emerson Leadership Institute offers education and training programs on various topics related to leadership and ethics. Programs are developed and delivered by Saint Louis University faculty and staff in the John Cook School of Business and other schools and centers across the University. We also partner with leadership experts throughout the country to enhance our training curriculum.

Classes are available on-site in SLU’s 14,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art training center as well as virtually through instructor-led WebEx sessions. A team of eight instructors comprised of University faculty and industry professionals can customize and deliver private training sessions that incorporate a variety of topics aimed at leading the self, leading others, and leading organizations:


Professional Events

The Emerson Leadership Institute provides opportunities for community leaders to engage with experts on leadership and ethical business. Professional conferences, seminars, and speaker sessions bring together business leaders, scholars, and members of the community in a rich learning environment.  More information can be found in the “Upcoming Events” section on the right-hand side of the page.

Featured Past Events