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Career Support for Life

Emerging Leaders Program

The CIP Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is an interactive program designed for aspiring and early-career stage planning professionals to inspire personal growth and career success.

Program Introduction

The program introduces skills and concepts related to meaningful leadership, and provides opportunities for peer-to-peer network building and mentorship through:

  • Foundational webinar modules led by senior planning practitioners and professionals, with required readings/learning resources 
  • Specialized program at the CIP national conference 
  • Individual reflection article (400-500 words)
  • Final, online discussion 

Upon successful completion, ELP participants will receive a CIP digital badge.

Emerging Leaders Program 2024 Digital Badge

2024 Program Schedule

  • Module 1: Friday, March TBC, 1-3:30 p.m. ET (Online)
  • Module 2: Friday, April TBC, 1-2:30 p.m. ET (Online)
  • Module 3: Friday, May TBC, 1-2:30 p.m. ET (Online)
  • CONNECTION 2024: July 9-11 (Edmonton, AB)

All participants are required to commit to the full program, including attending the CIP national conference in person, as it is designed to be interactive, incremental, and iterative.


There is an annual application process and space is limited. Please note that the program is in English and only available to CIP members. Applications are now closed.

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A small conference registration fee will be required; however, upon completion of the Emerging Leaders Program, this fee will be reimbursed. Participants are responsible for all travel, accommodation, and incidental expenses.

Embracing Diversity

CIP celebrates and promotes diversity, equality, and inclusion by offering equal opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or appearance. We believe that having participants who reflect the diversity of our membership and the Canadian population, makes us stronger.