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. 


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