Emerging Leaders Program

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The purpose of the Emerging Leaders program is to provide Association Forum with a program that concentrates its focus on advancing association professionals under the age of 35 within their careers.

The program will highlight influential and powerful techniques that teach young professionals how to take the next steps to success using conventional and non-conventional methods, creating a quality, exclusive cohort learning together over the course of six months.

Kicking off at Forum Forward 2018, the Emerging Leaders will get to know each other and be recognized for the upcoming program. They will read Tribes by Seth Godin throughout the course of the six-month program concluding with a book report presentation to an executive panel.


By attending, you can expect to:
Strengthen your communication and leadership skills
Learn from industry executives and receive one-on-one mentoring
Develop professional relationships with peer leaders
Attend two Association Forum Signature Events: Forum Forward and Holiday Showcase


Forum Forward 2018 and Holiday Showcase 2018 registration included in program fee. 


Schedule at a Glance

Emerging Leaders Program

June 27

July 19

August 1

August 9

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m 
Venue SIX 10
Session 1: Forum Forward
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CCIM Institute
Session 2: Executive Presence 
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
American Dental Association
Session 3: A Day in the Life of a CEO
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Webinar
Webinar 1: Project Management

September 20

October 11

November 2018

November 30

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Association Forum
Session 4: Disruptive Innovation - Open Circle Dialogue
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Association Forum
Session 5: Managing Change and Conflict
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Webinar
Webinar 2: People Management
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Association Forum
Session 6: Book Report Presentations

December 13

January 2018

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago Session 7:
Holiday Showcase
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rail Car Chicago
Ceremony and Reception