NEXGEN Leadership Program
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WHAT IS NEXGEN & WHO SHOULD APPLY
The NEXGEN Leadership Training Program is an 8-month series designed to enhance the leadership skills and industry knowledge of high-potential construction professionals. Through monthly educational sessions that incorporate leadership training, relationship building and community involvement activities, ABC’s NEXGEN program prepares professionals for current, and future, leadership roles within the construction industry and ABC.
NEXGEN is an avenue for promising industry leaders of tomorrow to spark their leadership, teamwork, and creative abilities. Applicants must have decision making ability within their organization and have been in the industry for at least one year.
The NEXGEN program runs from September through April. Classes are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 11:00am-5:00pm and are held at various locations throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Each class session will include lunch, leadership coaching, industry specific content with relevant leaders and will end with networking happy hour. NEXGEN participants are expected to attend all parts of each class.
Previous Program Topics Include:
What is ABC
Construction & Economic Drivers
Becoming A Leader In Construction
The Politics of Construction
Understanding Construction Law
Economic & Workforce Development
Participants, and their nominating supervisor, agree to adhere to the NEXGEN Leadership Training Program Rules of Engagement.
Attendance at all classes is encouraged. Participants who miss more than two (2) program days will be dropped without refund of tuition and nominating supervisor will be notified. Cell phone and tablet/computer use during classes is prohibited.
The commitment to the NEXGEN program extends beyond the scheduled class dates. This commitment includes meeting in smaller groups outside of the class, getting engaged with the NEXGEN Alumni base and attending ABC events.
All applications, supporting materials and application fee must be submitted by the application deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and the application deadline will not be extended.
An ‘Application Worksheet’ is available, and recommended to use, to work through answers before submitting online. Please refer to our informational packet for additional application details and requirements.
ABC members companies may submit two applicants, however, only one participant per company may be selected.
After all completed applications are received, they will be reviewed by the NEXGEN Committee. Selected applications will move on to the interview phase of the process. Once all interviews have been conducted, the NEXGEN Committee will make the class selections. Class size is limited to no more than 35 participants.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE CLASS OF 2021 IS FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2020.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Laura Gross.