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Emerging Leadership Council


Emerging Leadership Council Purpose:  This hybrid and interactive leadership development program helps future leaders develop their unique leadership style and make an impact on their team’s performance and within their organizations. 
Membership Guidelines: 
  • Candidates are nominated by leadership within OESA suppliers and affiliate member companies. 
  • Candidates are on a “leadership track” and/or considered to be a future leader within your organization. 
  • Age requirement: Generally, 38 years of age or under are eligible. 
  • Candidates should have at least five years of industry experience and additional years of relevant professional experience. 
Council Highlights: 
  • Council Members can participate in-person or virtually.
  • An engaging and collaborative environment where emerging leaders learn and grow professionally and personally. 
  • Industry networking with OESA facilitators, subject matter experts, CEO’s, industry executives and thought leaders. 
  • The ELC cohort will participate in developing their program based on the issues that matter most today and in the future. 
  • Peer-to-peer roundtable sessions help foster connections with each other and create space to share best practices and actionable insights.
  • Hands-on exercises, group discussions, breakout rooms, and polls to ensure engagement during the two years.  
  • Online learning provides an opportunity to bring people who might otherwise have limited opportunities to connect face-to-face due to restricted travel.
  • The first meeting of the ELC is on January 20, 2022. 
Council Structure: 
  • Attendance at meetings is limited to council members and invited guests. 
  • The Council will meet quarterly for two years, beginning on January 20, 2022.
  • Council members must attend at least two meetings per year to remain in good standing. 
  • Substitutions are not allowed. 
  • Council membership is a two-year commitment for 2022-2023. 
  • OESA staff will administer and facilitate each meeting. 
  • The council membership is capped at 40 members, with a maximum of two nominees per supplier member company and one nominee per affiliate member company. 
Potential Topics to Explore: 
  • Accountability
  • Career & Coaching Techniques
  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Culture – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Industry Related Insights
  • Influence and Negotiation
  • Leadership From My Perspective – Conversations with Industry Leaders
  • Worklife Balance
Additional Member Benefits: 
  • ELC members may be invited to participate in other OESA Peer Group Councils as appropriate. 
  • ELC members are eligible to attend most OESA events at a reduced rate or without cost. Limitations apply. 
  • Facility tours/company visits exclusively to ELC members based on interest and availability.
Membership Fees: 
  • ELC is open to current OESA regular and affiliate member companies only. 
  • The Fee for this two-year program is $3,500 per individual council member and will be invoiced to the ELC 2022-23 members in January of 2022. Membership fee must be paid in full by January 31, 2022.
Questions about Emerging Leadership Council 2022-23, please contact:
Keiyania Mann at office-248.430.5952, mobile-313.676.1670 or


2022 Meeting Dates

  • January 20
  • April 28
  • July 21
  • October 6


The Emerging Leadership Council is facilitated by Keiyania Mann, Director, Councils, OESA.

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