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Emerging Leaders Program


Testimonial from an Emerging Leader Program Graduate:

" The EL program is a refreshing and candid opportunity to discuss business challenges and successes with a group of industry peers. We are given access and one-on-one time with some of the most influential people in the chemical industry. In the first year of the program, I’ve developed relationships that will benefit both my personal and professional life."

- Andrew Crofford, Van Horn, Metz & Co., Inc.

Grow and Develop Your Company’s Next Generation of Leaders

NACD's Emerging Leaders program is designed to cultivate the next generation of company and industry leaders, assisting to prepare your current young leaders to step up and take your business to the next level. This program will enable emerging leaders to identify and tackle key aspects of leading a team and company, including but not limited to:

  • Transition from being an individual performer to leading other people or leading a team
  • Creating effective relationships to enhance productivity
  • Solving problems that threaten productivity and outcomes
  • Critical thinking skills to solve problems effectively
  • Integration of multiple perspectives into problem framing (enhanced complexity)
  • Creation and leadership of productive teams
  • Navigating political situations
  • Influence and persuasion skill development

Who is an Emerging Leader?

  • A motivated professional with ideally 10 years of experience, who aspires to be a leader within his/her company and in the chemical distribution industry.
  • He/she is dedicated to the advancement of Responsible Distribution and the chemical distribution industry.
  • He/she is willing to commit to a two-year program to develop his/her leadership abilities.
  • Past and current Emerging Leaders include: Vice Presidents, CFOs, Sales Managers, Branch Managers, and more!


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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