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YPAL opens applications for fall 2017 Emerging Leaders Program

10th leadership development course to help young professionals develop soft skills

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 31, 2017) – The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL), the area’s premier organization for young professionals, is recruiting participants for its 10th consecutive Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a three-month accelerated and intensive leadership development program.

YPAL is refreshing the learning objectives for the spring Emerging Leaders Program to help young professionals develop key soft-skills that every growing leader should possess, including self-awareness, project management, communication within a team and presentation skills. ELP will continue to include a group project that allows participants to practice the skills they learn through the program. This class project will focus on what it is like to live, work and play as a young professional in Louisville.

“The Emerging Leaders Program was launched by YPAL five years ago to give local young professionals access to an effective leadership development course at a lower cost than similar programs,” said Drew Eckman, president of YPAL. “More than 100 participants have graduated from the program since its inception, using the lessons they learned to grow businesses, land dream jobs, discover passions, get promoted or become leaders in community organizations. We encourage anyone who may be interested to apply online and join us at our upcoming Drinks and Details Program, where ELP alumni and facilitators will answer any questions they may have about the program.”

ELP is divided into five sessions where participants will hear from recognized local leaders, learn new skills, grow their network and create a project that will support future initiatives for YPAL and give a voice to young professionals.

ELP applications will open on August 1, and anyone who is interested may visit YPAL.org to complete and submit an online application. The total cost of the program is $300 for participants who are accepted, and a limited number of scholarships are available. Applications will close at 5:00 PM on August 28, 2017.

The Emerging Leaders Program is presented by Luckett & Farley and YPAL Cares, and includes twenty hours of training led by Chris Schulz, Talent Development Optimization Lead at Humana.