Emerging Leaders Program


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. 


2018 Emerging Leaders

Keelin Billue- Marketing Specialist- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Jean Boisson- Talent Acquisition Specialist- American Osteopathic Association
Ashley Daly- Governance Operations Manager- Emergency Nurses Association 
Becca Daly- Governance and Operations Manager- Arthroscopy Association of North America
Kristin Etherton- Meeting Planner- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Priya Garg- Director of Student and Young Physician Affairs- American Osteopathic Association
Brooke Johnson- Director of Digital Strategy- American Osteopathic Association
Jaclynne Debra Madden- Associate Director of Marketing & Education- Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago
Matthew McNutt- Simulation Education and MOCA Coordinator- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Michelle Michelotti- Simulation Education & MOCA Manager- American Society of Anesthesiologists
Michael Moran- Director of Business Development- American Osteopathic Association
Stephen Rangel- Digital Marketing Manager- CCIM Institute
Allison Read- Associate Director- American Bar Association
Vanessa Velasco- WE Local Manager, Events and Marketing- Society of Women Engineers
Maggie M Voves- Coordinator- American Society of Anesthesiologists

2018 Emerging Leaders Program Title Partner:


Schedule at a Glance

Emerging Leaders Program

June 27

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Venue SIX 10
Session 1: Forum Forward

July 19

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chicago Association of REALTORS
Session 2: Executive Presence

August 1

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
American Dental Association
Session 3: A Day in the Life of a CEO

August 9

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Webinar 1: Project Management

September 20

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Association Forum
Session 4: Disruptive Innovation - Open Circle Dialogue

October 11

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Association Forum
Session 5: Managing Change and Conflict

November 7

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Webinar 2: Managing People in Today's Competitive Workplace

November 30

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Association Forum
Session 6: Book Report Presentations

December 13

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago Session 7:
Holiday Showcase

January 2018

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rail Car Chicago
Ceremony and Reception