Future Leaders Institute

FutureLeader_IconOnly.jpg The Future Leaders Institute (FLI) focuses on strengthening the leadership skills of young Industrial Hygiene and OEHS professionals. The program is designed for those with 3 - 15 years of applied work experience.   

The next Future Leaders Institute will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC from September 21 – 23, 2018.  If selected to attend, participants are responsible for their transportation to and from FLI.
Program Information 
FLI focuses on four main areas: interpersonal perspectives, organizational perspectives, collaborative and teamwork efforts, and managing the future.

Participants will actively participate in workshops in order to develop an understanding of and leverage their strengths, interact with different personalities and work styles, and understand best practices for effective managers and leaders. FLI students will also receive training in strategic decision making, integrate EHS and IH into key business priorities, and increase their scope of influence and contributions as an OEHS professional. 

With respect to collaboration and teamwork, participants will learn how to successfully join efforts with other leaders as well as effectively manage conflict.  Finally, participants will learn skills for networking and exploring their personal and professional aspirations to align them with career trajectories that will support their goals and advance them in their organization and profession.
Current AIHA members or members of an IOHA affiliated organization with 3 - 15 years of IH/OEHS or related experience are encouraged to apply to this program. 
Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel, and candidates will be evaluated on the following:
  • Experience in leadership/management positions related to work, personal life or volunteer activities (AIHA or non-AIHA)
  • Recognition and endorsement of the candidate as a future leader by his/her organization or institution
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in professional and/or civic settings
  • Recipient of awards and/or recognitions
  • Submitted Statement of Interest
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The online application and all supplemental materials are due by March 16, 2018

  • Part 1: Online Application

  • Part 2: Supplemental Materials. Please submit your supplemental materials (reference letter, resume/CV, and statement of interest) to Thursa Pecoraro at tla@aiha.org.
    • Reference: Please ask your current supervisor to provide a letter of reference endorsing you as a future leader and participation in the Future Leaders Program. While a supervisor is preferred, a colleague will also be accepted. Please note, the reference should be emailed  directly from your supervisor or colleague to tla@aiha.org.

    • Resume or CV: Please email your current resume or CV.

    • Statement of Interest: To best help the selection panel develop a sense of who you are and what you will contribute to the Future Leaders Institute (FLI), please address all of the questions listed below. Your Statement of Interest can be submitted in any format  (written, video, etc.). Please limit your written submission to 650 words or five minutes for a submitted video.
      • Why do you want to attend FLI?
      • What can you contribute to the FLI program?
      • How will you incorporate what you learn from FLI into your professional life?
      • Why do you want to be a leader in your profession?
      • What are your short-term (5 years) and long-term (10+ years) career goals?
      • What business or life experiences have shaped you and your career plans?
      • Describe your character by sharing your talents, skills, interests, aversions and admirable qualities (frame these both personally and professionally).
      • Include information about your volunteer involvement in local, national, and international organizations or activities.