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Emerging Leaders Program

The CIP Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a new pilot project for 2020, designed to help build your planning career through enhanced learning and networking opportunities at the national planning conference. If you are interested in taking the next step in your understanding and involvement in the profession, this may be the program you’ve been looking for.
logo-1.JPGWho can apply? Any member of CIP who is a practicing planner and feels that they are ready to take the next step in their career or with the planning profession. Please note that the ELP is offered in English only. 

Timelines: Deadline to apply is March 27. Applicants will be notified in April. The program takes place at the CIP/PIBC national planning conference, July 7-10, 2020. 

Selection criteria: Applicants will be assessed based on the information provided, with an objective to include a diverse range of people from across Canada. Space is limited to 20 participants. 

Emerging Leaders Program Requirements:

Personal Commitment 

The ELP program will require participants to take part in all ELP sessions, as well as complete a final project (a mini project related to leadership in the planning profession). The program will take place from noon on Tuesday, July 7, through noon of Friday, July 10. A detailed schedule of events and select pre-readings will be provided to each selected applicant as we move closer to the national planning conference.

Those selected to be part of the ELP will recieve a reduced-rate conference registration ($299.00), special access to VIP events, and an exclusive leadership learning program. Upon completion of the program, an additional rebate may be provided, pending funding availability. All travel and hotel costs are the respsibility of the participant. 

Registration for National Conference

Upon confirmation of entrance to the program, participants will be required to register for the conference no later than May 15, 2020. Please note that conference refund policy will apply to all payments. 

Travel Logistics

ELP participants are responsible for making their own travel and accomodation plans. Please refer to the conference website for details. All participants must be at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for the program start on July 7, 12pm. 


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