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Join our new Emerging Leaders Group!

Patti Cullen, CAE
By Patti Cullen, CAE  |  April 9, 2021  |  All members

The Care Providers of Minnesota Emerging Leaders Group (ELG) was established as Young Leaders Group in 2017 for the purpose of developing a network of “young” professionals who have been active in the profession for less than 10 years, who are in or moving up to a leadership role; who believe in the value of Association participation; who are willing to invest time in advancing this profession; and who value exposure to new mentors and ideas.

After two years of in-person meetings and conference calls, the YLG program hit a few barriers which caused us to pause the program temporarily. 2021 is the year to “re-connect” with young leaders by kicking off the program with a new name, new leadership and with a pledge to ensure that the recruitment of members to this program reflects the diversity of our membership.

Rather than focus on chronological age of members, we want to focus on the growth opportunity, and the role this group can play in supporting new leaders and/or members emerging into leadership roles, thus the new name: Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders Group (ELG) offers unique opportunities for networking with peers while gaining exposure to senior professionals in a mentorship capacity. The ELG is the next generation of growth for graduates of the Foundation’s Leading4Life Leadership Fellowship Program, as well as emerging leaders; and includes some specific programs/benefits:
  • Peer-to-peer connections
  • Leadership advancement opportunities
  • Unique education experiences and resource access 
  • Outreach opportunities: recruitment into the profession and collaborations 
  • Networking
  • Mentorship opportunities

If this interests you, forward your name, email, and organization to Cathy Lingenfelter at Care Providers of Minnesota—she will add you to our distribution list. Our first kick-off meeting will be held virtually on Friday, May 7 at 1:30 so hold the date!  Meeting details will come soon. The volunteer leader of the group is Care Providers of Minnesota Board member Christina Cauble, so if you have questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out to her! 

Patti Cullen, CAE  |  President/CEO  |  |  952-851-2487


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