ASAE Opens Call for 2014-2016 DELP Applications

WASHINGTON—ASAE has launched the call for candidates to apply for the 2014–2016 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 14, 2014. 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./p>

WASHINGTON—ASAE has launched the call for candidates to apply for the 2014–2016 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 14, 2014. 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.

“DELP is an esteemed program that ASAE and Detroit Metro CVB started to elevate and increase awareness about the diverse quantity of successful professionals and provide them with an opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge and role in the field of association management,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE. “In 2015, we are going to celebrate 15 years of DELP. Because of the great support from Larry Alexander of the Detroit MetroCVB, we have been able to develop executive-level talent in the association community. We both see the value in cultivating executive leadership in a more diverse, global society.”

Candidates who can demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and a commitment to advancing the association community,have at least three years of mid-senior level 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.

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.

For more information and to see the list of previous DELP scholarship recipients, visit www.asaecenter.org/DELP.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, [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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