Rising Leaders

Fostering Early-career Professionals With Their Growth Path


LGW’s Rising Leaders Program provides early-career professionals the tools they need to succeed as leaders. Through engaging activities and discussion, the five-month program teaches skills essential to professional growth and leadership. Participants gain insight and experience they can apply in any professional environment. Additionally, they have the chance to meet and learn from a diverse pool of regional leaders during the program and beyond. 

Tools and Techniques for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Rising Leaders are young professionals from a variety of organizations. As program participants, they will attend educational sessions held one day a month, March through July. This series will be followed by a networking opportunity, allowing Rising Leaders to build enriching professional relationships. 

During the program, participants will focus on: 

  • Leadership and Self-Awareness
  • Networking and Relationship Building
  • Meeting Management
  • Managing Up
  • Presentation Skills 

Each full-day session is led by a trained member of the Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development firm. Careerstone Group brings robust experience in delivering award-winning early-career professional development programs to a diverse client roster.

Rising Leaders will also have access to:

  • Mentorship, networking and volunteer opportunities with the LGW membership network of 1,800+ leaders
  • LGW events including Fall Kick Off, Lessons in Leadership, the Thought Leadership Series, Future of Greater Washington and the Annual Meeting

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Who Should Apply?

Individuals who are in the early stages of their career and have a desire to grow as leaders. Participants should be able to dedicate one Thursday a month to attend program sessions from 10am – 6pm in Washington, DC. Candidates must submit their applications by 5pm ET on February 22, 2019. 

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