October 26, 2020

IEC National Emerging Leaders Program Now Open

This month, IEC National opened nominations for the ‘20-21 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a six-month leadership development program for professionals in the electrical industry. Each year, six to ten individuals will be selected to form a cohort class that participates in skill development workshops, networking opportunities, leadership exercises, and project development training.

Is ELP Right for You?

Being an “emerging leader” has nothing to do with age or job title. You may be an emerging leader without even knowing it, missing out on opportunities to fully liberate the leader within you. Give it a shot! 


  • Apply for the 2021 Emerging Leaders Program Cohort here. Download and complete the fillable fields. Apply for the 2021 Emerging Leaders Program class
  • Email your completed application to RaeShawn Crosson at

The deadline to submit your application is December 15th, 2020

*There is a $2500 fee to participate in this amazing career opportunity.



Applicants to the Emerging Leaders program must complete the following:

A range of short essay questions related to your experience and interest in the program 

Written confirmation of program participation support from the Executive Director or other senior manager of your organization (signed Employer Letter of Support—this is a form letter provided by IEC within the application).

One letter of recommendation from the applicant’s professional life submitted through a form sent to the recommender from within the application. Applicants may submit a second recommendation letter; however, only one is required. 

An agreement to honor the time commitment, attendance expectations, and other program participation requirements (agreement is contained within the application form). Your application will be read by IEC National staff, National 

Emerging Leader Committee, and the Emerging Leaders program facilitators. The most qualified candidates will be invited for a phone interview prior to final selection in February 2021. The program begins in April. In the interest of developing a diverse cohort, we will accept only one applicant from an organization into the program and never accept more than two applicants per organization into the program; we seek to manage expectations accordingly.