Emerging Leader Program

Strong leadership tomorrow starts today.

Successful leaders know that the greatest investment you can make is in your people. But how do you prepare your rising stars to become your next generation of senior leadership? Consider the Emerging Leader Program, a dynamic, comprehensive curriculum that provides real world leadership training specifically for the middle manager.

Guided by an accomplished business leader and master facilitator, members develop core leadership competencies and the confidence to deliver on company goals.

Vistage Programs to support the CEO


Chief Executive Program

Job Roles: CEO, President, Owner


Key Executive Program

Job Roles: Executive Leadership Team


Vistage Inside Program

Job Roles: Sr. Management Team


Emerging Leader Program

Job Roles: Directors, Managers & Individuals

Unlike leadership programs that squeeze a wide-range of material into a few days and leave members without follow up, the Vistage Emerging Leader Program cultivates mastery by focusing on one topic at a time. Members are groomed to advance their careers within your company, rather than seek outside opportunities. The net result is a professional, empowered team of senior leaders who are prepared to grow with your business, taking it to the next level.

Benefits to your organization

Improved execution

Elevate the competency of all levels of leadership to develop an organization that is effective, adaptable and empowered.

Bench strength

Fill mission-critical leadership roles with trusted, empowered employees.

Employee retention

Incentivize top talent to seek advancement in-house through a culture of leadership development.

Enhanced culture

Professional leaders model your company values, are ambassadors for your brand, and lift those in their sphere of influence.

How it works

  1. Commitment: 2 years; 12 full-day meetings held every other month.
  2. Curriculum: Focused on 12 leadership competencies, with each meeting focusing on a single topic.
  3. Structure: Meetings feature an expert Vistage speaker who leads an interactive presentation on one competency, followed by a workshop led by a Vistage Chair who teaches the mastery of it.
  4. Reinforcement: Members collaborate with peers to cultivate their leadership skills and effectiveness.
  5. Mentorship framework: Members partner with an in-house senior leader to guide and develop on-the-job application.

What sponsoring CE Members say

Sam Diaz

Executive VP, Plantgistix

The course has been very beneficial to our managers. They have quickly implemented what they have learned to the benefit of our organization. This is very timely as we are growing quite rapidly.

Annette Zimmerman

President & CEO, PrimeWay FCU

The Vistage Emerging Leader Program not only teaches great leadership principles but encourages participants to reflect on what they have learned. I have seen individuals not only learn but change habits and behaviors that will serve them personally and professionally throughout life.

What Emerging Leader Members say

Aaron Mayer

Area Manager, Culinary Services Group

The Emerging Leader Program has been invaluable to my professional growth. Nothing has been more impactful than sharing my issues with my team. I have found that at the end of this process, I end up in a place that I wouldn’t have if I tried tackling an issue myself.

Jaime Caballero

Director of Financial Planning & Analytics, Third Coast Chemicals

This program has been an avenue to much-needed business acumen building that, before this program, I’ve had to pursue on my own.

Empower your rising stars to become your next generation of senior leaders.

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