ASAE Launches Applications for 2013–2015 DELP Class

ASAE has opened the call for candidates for the 2013–2015 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2013. DELP is an accelerated leadership program of education and volunteer service in the association community. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau is the exclusive sponsor of DELP.

WASHINGTON — ASAE has opened the call for candidates for the 2013–2015 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2013. DELP is an accelerated leadership program of education and volunteer service in the association community. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau is the exclusive sponsor of DELP.

Candidates who can demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and a commitment to advancing the association community, have at least three years of association management experience or at least one year of experience as an association CEO (as of the date of their application), and are members of a racial/ethnic minority group, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender or have a disability, are encouraged to apply.

“DELP is a prestigious program that ASAE and Detroit Metro CVB started in order to promote greater visibility and access to a diverse pool of driven and accomplished association professionals as well as provide them with a platform to access new networks and to expand their role in the field of association management,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “For the past 12 years, we have been able to develop executive-level talent because of the great support from Larry Alexander of the Detroit Metro CVB and the association community, who see the value in cultivating executive leadership in a more diverse, global society.”

During the 12 years of the DELP program, 29.2 percent of scholars have received their CAE’s during their DELP program and 13 percent already had the certification. Twenty-eight percent of DELP scholars are currently in executive/senior mgmt positions including: Executive Director (ED)/Deputy ED, Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, or Vice President. By participating in DELP, 22 percent of scholars received promotions during and after their DELP year(s).

During this two-year program, 12 DELP scholars will experience membership and volunteer service in ASAE; registration to ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition and two other ASAE education programs selected by the DELP scholar, including travel and lodging; waiver of the CAE examination fee; and access to industry leaders who could serve as career coaches or mentors.

Applications and supporting documents must be received at ASAE by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information and to see the list of previous DELP scholarship recipients, visit www.asaecenter.org/DELP.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sabrina Kidwai, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit www.asaecenter.org.

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