ELA Graduation Form

Please complete the form below with your ELA Graduation preferences.

*Denotes fields required to process the form.

Contact Information

After you complete this form, you will receive an automated confirmation email to the address you enter below. Also, if we have any questions regarding what you've entered below, this is the address we will use.

Name & Agency Verification

Look at the linked PDF (alphabetical by last name). Let us know if your name and agency are spelled correctly. (This is information from when you registered for ELA, unless you have given us different information since then.)

How it is listed on this PDF is how it will be printed on the program, your certificate, and in the press release unless you tell us otherwise. (It will be listed the same across all of those documents.)

If your agency is listed generically, like Johnson County Government, be sure to indicate if you want it to be more specific (i.e. have your department name too). Also, if other people from your agency are participating, make sure you are entering it the same way. We will go with the majority for how an agency is listed (ie: KC Police Dept. vs Kansas City, KS Police Department).

Pronunciation Guide

Help the person who will read your name at graduation.

Here’s an example: Preston Rutter

  • Preston
  • Rutter: rhymes with butter

If you feel like your name needs no explanation, simply leave it blank.
Please remember, while it may seem "self explanatory" to you, but it may not be to someone else. If there's a chance someone can butcher it, they probably will.

ELA Experience

A sentence or two (roughly 25-35 words) about your ELA experience that you’d like read out loud at graduation.

It could be something inspirational that was said in a class by an instructor, an exercise that you did that proved particularly meaningful, or anything else that you’d like to share with the graduation attendees about what you learned (from each other, guests, books). This will be read (along with your name and agency) as you are getting your certificate from Noel and getting your picture taken.

If you do not submit a quote, you will walk across to receive your certificate in silence. This is totally your choice, but it can be a bit awkward.


Help us shine a positive light on government work! It's important to us to show the public that public service professionals receive valuable leadership training, so we use a press release and social media to announce the newest class of graduates from the Emerging Leaders Academy. You may not think that this is a big deal, but it REALLY is. You can help us in this endeavor by completing the following fields.

Press Release: If you give us permission, we will include your name and agency on a press release that will go out through KU News. If you’d prefer not to be included in the press release, you must click "No" below.

Social Media: If you give us permission, we will post on Twitter and on Facebook and tag your organization while congratulating you on your graduation. If you’d prefer not to have an announcement on social media, you must click "No" below. By the way, if you’re not already following us on Twitter, we’re @KUPMC. On Facebook, you'll find us here: https://www.facebook.com/kupmc

Example: KS, Douglas, Lawrence
Providing your social media handles greatly helps our efforts, and reduces the risk that we would tag an incorrect organization.


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