Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Leaders Series. We postponed the 2020 Series because of COVID and have been following developments as we look to 2021. We'd like to let you know our latest thinking about a 2021 Emerging Leaders Series.
We would like to do an Emerging Leaders Series this year. We would do it in person.
There is and will be a fair amount of uncertainty for the next few months about when gatherings will be allowed. We also understand that individuals and their organizations will be taking their own measure of their comfort level traveling and gathering.
As a result, we're looking at projecting a potential start date for the first session in mid-September (September 14th to 17th) with the follow up sessions in November and February/March. There's no guarantee that conditions will allow even those later in the year dates to work but trying for anything earlier seems destined to put us in a guessing game right up to the last minute.
Since we already accepted 20 participants in the 2020 class, they will have the first opportunity to take part in the 2021 series. We will check in with those people first to see if they would like to keep their spot in the class before we recruit other participants.
We'll continue to follow developments and have an update with further details in a couple months.
Of course, we welcome any thoughts or questions you have at this point. Knowing your thoughts and concerns will help us with our thinking and planning.
Again, thank you for your interest in Emerging Leaders.
Paul Dziedzic, Director