Emerging Leaders

The IEC Emerging Leaders Program

The IEC Emerging Leaders Program is a six-month leadership development experience for professionals in the electrical and systems contracting industry. Each year, six to ten individuals are selected to form a cohort class that participates in skills development workshops, networking opportunities, leadership exercises, and project development experiences.

Is the Program for You?

Being an “emerging leader” has nothing to do with age or job title. You may be an emerging leader without even knowing it, missing out on opportunities to fully liberate the leader within you. If you have the desire to develop important leadership skills and advance in your career, the IEC Emerging Leaders Program is for you!

Application Process

Applications for the 2023 cohort are now being accepted. The submission deadline is Friday, December 9, 2022. The application process consists of your resume, small essays, a letter of recommendation, and a letter of support from your current employer. The program cost is $2,500.

The 2022 IEC Cohort


Rebecca Barnes

 IEC of the Bluegrass, Inc.


Tyler Hadden

 Weifield Group Contracting


Karsen Kredit

Kredit Electric


Elizabeth McGoldrick



John O'Mara

Revolution Electrical Contractors


James Sharkey

Current Connections Inc.

Course Schedule


Session 1


Virtual Orientation

April 6


Session 2


State of the Construction Industry


Industry Impact Overview

April 20

Session 3

Cincinnati, OH

IEC of Greater Cincinnati

Leadership & Emerging Technologies

April 24-26


Session 4


Industry Impact Session


Inspire Me Series


Virtual Cohort Mixer w/alumni

May 9





Session 5


Discover ideas on how to attract new talent: Creating  diverse partnerships in construction


Human Capital Management

May 23

Session 6


Jobsite Process & Management

June 6


Session 7

Washington, DC

Policy Conference

Government Affairs & AdvocacyJune 19-21

Session 8


How Effective Communication Can Enhance Business Operations


Industry Impact Session

July 11

Session 9


Essential Mindset


Inspire Me Series

July 25


Session 10


Motivating Teams


Fierce Conversations

August 8


Session 11



Leveraging your peers for construction reporting best practices


Industry Impact  Working Session

August 22

Session 12


Shark Tank PrepSeptember TBD

Session 13

Dallas, TX


Industry Impact Presentation at Shark TankOctober TBD
Interested in Mentoring Emerging Leaders?

You have the opportunity to impact the life and career of a future leader in the electrical industry by serving as a mentor in the IEC Emerging Leaders program.

If you feel called to guide the next generation of professionals in our industry, we need you!

Along with a desire to provide hope and direction to a future leader, you should be an established business leader with 8+ years of industry experience, connections, and relationships. Experience leading others and developing diverse teams is important, as is active engagement with IEC.

Click here to Apply!


Contact the national staff member below for any questions regarding the IEC Emerging Leaders program.