Emerging Leaders Program

ACEC Hawaii's Emerging Leaders Program is focused on developing the next generation of engineering leaders in Hawaii.

Cohort #5 Starts February - October 2024

Geared towards Hawaii’s future engineering leaders, the ACECH Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is an intensive nine-session program conducted over a nine-month period. Established in 2018, the program has graduated 76 students representing 36 ACECH member firms.

Each session consists of an all-day workshop held every month in a roundtable classroom environment. The program format allows participants to absorb what is learned and apply it to their jobs in the time between sessions. In addition, the time between sessions is also needed for reading course materials and small group assignments. The sessions typically follow the same schedule, consisting of group “check-ins”, small group discussions, book reviews, lunch speakers, and afternoon course topics. Topics include personal mastery and emotional intelligence, building and leading high-performing teams, marketing and communications, business development, contracts and risk management, financial management, and government affairs.

Applying for the ACECH Emerging Leaders Program consists of completing an online application form with basic information, including contact information, education, employment history, and a brief questionnaire. A short conference call with the program facilitators may also be conducted at the discretion of the selection committee. All candidates are notified of their application status within a few weeks after the application closing date. 

Selected candidates need to have the full support from their firm leadership and should make a commitment to attend all nine sessions. The $2,500 tuition fee includes all course materials, books, lunches and refreshments. 

Applications for our fifth cohort, set to start in February 2024, is now closed! Subscribe to our newsletter or check back on our website for upcoming opportunities to join the next program before they fill up fast.