Emergence Leadership Academy Info Session – February

Emergence Leadership Academy Info Session – February

Dates: Sunday Feb. 23rd at 6PM in person or on Zoom.
Available by: Attend In-Person or Join by Videoconference (learn more about videoconference)
Price: This is a free event!


The Emergence Leadership Academy (ELA) offers organizational leaders, activists, spiritual warriors, and visionaries a unique development journey. Just as is true for One Spirit's other programs, the ELA provides focus on both the heart and head aspect of leadership.

In this 8-month intensive and experiential program, you will develop the skills and behaviors necessary to mobilize people, inspire action, and achieve results. You will learn to integrate contemporary leadership theories, practices and strategies with your innate spiritual wisdom, offering a fresh approach to leadership that is guided by Spirit and informed by industry best practices.

Please join us in our NYC classroom or on Zoom to learn more from the program director Dr. Rev. Ryan Polly and our Director of Admissions, Rev. Darren Polito.

If you have questions please contact One Spirit by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840 x 151.


Ryan Polly

Rev. Ryan Polly

Rev. Ryan G. Polly, PhD is a recognized thought leader, educator and author with over 20 years professional experience in organizational and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and college-level teaching.

Personal triumphs in the face of adversity have provided Ryan with unique insight into the complexity of the human experience. It is these experiences that Ryan draws upon to inspire people to move through challenges and achieve genuine transformation. Modeling vulnerability and perpetual growth, he connects with participants by sharing stories of failure, resilience, and victory. RyanÕs contagious passion for positive transformation leaves people feeling empowered to employ tools and techniques in their personal and professional lives for lasting impact.

Ryan currently oversees Leadership Development and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Pride Center of Vermont.

Ryan is an ordained Interfaith/Interspirtual minister. He holds a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies, and a MasterÕs Degree in Adult Education. He has numerous certifications relating to leadership and organizational development.He has been recognized for his leadership contributions with a "Rising Star" award (2018 Vermont Business Magazine), and a Champion in Workplace Learning & Organizational Development award (Vermont Association for Talent Development, 2015). In addition, he developed a globally award winning leadership development program called Compass. (2017, HR.Com).


If you have questions about registering for this course, please contact One Spirit Learning Alliance by email to [email protected] or call 212-931-6840.