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Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders

Testimonial from an Emerging Leader Program Graduate:

" Finding my way as a young professional in an industry as large and complex as ours was daunting. Emerging Leaders gave me the skillset, confidence, and network to grow and contribute to my organization and the industry at large. The value of the program is immense, both for the employee and the organization, and I cannot recommend anything more for developing our next generation of industry leaders."

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!

How Do I Apply?

Please click here to download an application. Please email to


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