Emerging Leaders are young professionals who believe in the importance of strengthening and promoting the international development sector and the broader civil society community. The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) exists as a space where emerging leader voices, opinions and analyses can be shared, developed and heard - among one another and across the sector as a whole. We believe that opportunities to develop critical thinking and informed dialogue, to support professional capacity and skill development, and to promote mentorship are essential for the development of this generation of leaders within the sector.
The ELN is a peer-led, collaborative group, coordinated and supported by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC).
Emerging Leaders are the current and future leaders of the international development and humanitarian assistance sector. These individuals will one day become responsible for directing policy, programming and management on behalf of the sector. Investing in today’s Emerging Leaders helps to support a cohort of skilled, collaborative, creative, well-informed and committed leaders.
There is no cost to join the ELN. CCIC provides the ELN with modest funding. In the past the ELN has received special funding, as well as in-kind contributions (space, catering and translation) from various CCIC member organizations for specific initiatives. The ELN welcomes this generous support which enables the network to implement its various activities.
Latest News from ELN
ELN Mentorship Program
For the first time the ELN has launched a Mentorship Program! We received a tremendous response. Thank you to those who applied!
This initial six-month program will help Emerging Leaders develop new skills, build their professional networks, learn from the experiences of established leaders and identify next steps for their careers. It will also provide senior level professionals the opportunity to help shape the next generation of leaders in the sector.
This pilot program begins January 14th 2016 with a mandatory orientation and ends on June 30th 2016.
More information about the mentoring program can be found here.