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Emerging Leaders Program



The Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) Emerging Leaders Program seeks graduate student and Early Career Professional (ECP) members of PPA to join this hands-on, highly experiential leadership development opportunity designed specifically for promising state association leaders. This year-long experience will refine and strengthen the leadership skills of those selected for this dynamic program.

The ultimate goal of the program is to identify and nurture future generations of PPA psychologist leaders.

A significant effort will be put into bringing a diverse group of emerging leaders into the program. Early Career Professional is defined by PPA as those who are within the first ten (10) years of receipt of their doctorate or a School Psychologist designation. Since the goal of the program is to expand the leadership pipeline for PPA, strong preference will be given to ECPs and student members with no prior experience in a PPA leadership role.

The participants can expect to receive three sessions of leadership training and orientation to governance. In addition, each participant will have an experienced leader who will coach them through the implementation of a Leadership Action Learning Project. Finally, selected participants will have their PPA2018 Convention registration fee waived for Friday and one overnight room.

  • Leadership training in psychology and the opportunity to contribute to the field
  • Exposure to psychologists and psychology leaders throughout the state
  • The opportunity to expand leadership potential and explore leadership opportunities through PPA
  • Ongoing support and mentorship by a member of the PPA Board of Directors or General Assembly
  • Travel funds for the three leadership training workshops

Click Here for more information about the Emerging Leaders Program

Click Here for an Emerging Leaders Program Application

Addendum A: Leadership Action Learning Projects


Applications must be submitted by email to Erin Brady, Membership Services Coordinator,, by March 17, 2017.
All notifications will be sent to applicants no later than May 1, 2017.

Questions? Contact Erin Brady, Membership Services Coordinator, at

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