December 1, 2020

IEC National Emerging Leaders Program Open APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

IEC National is accepting nominations for the 2021 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!

Application Process

Apply for the 2021 Emerging Leaders Program class before the Tuesday, December 15 deadline. 



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). 

The most qualified candidates will be invited for a phone interview prior to the 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.