What is the Emerging Leaders Initiative and why should I join?

ELI members will be able to participate in open networking through roundtable discussions that will expand your knowledge of the industry and regional policy issues. The Council wants ELI to equip our members with the depth and breadth of connections and information so that when called, they seamlessly transition into senior leadership positions in the metro Atlanta development industry.

Who is an Emerging Leader?

  • A member of the Council for Quality Growth through their company’s membership.
  • Career focused, industry professional with high growth potential & goals.
  • Firm grasp on individual sector of the development industry.
  • Desire to expand network, in addition to industry knowledge and regional policy issues.

What type of events will ELI host?

ELI will host a variety of events. Most often, these are Leadership Discussions or Industry Panels over breakfast or a happy hour. Other kinds of events may include policy discussions, tours of regional developments/facilities, and networking/social events with ELI peers. ELI annually hosts a legislative breakfast at the Capitol, an event with an Atlanta Braves game, and a end-of-year holiday party in addition to a calendar of events that develops throughout the year.

May I host an ELI event?

Yes! The Council membership represents the regional leaders of today and we want you to share your experiences with ELI. Council members may host ELI events and will be able to provide a senior leader to facilitate a conversation on their sector of the industry and personal leadership journey. Let us know if you’d like to host our next ELI event.

Can more than one person from a company join?

Of course. We encourage you to invite your colleagues to join you. There is no limit to how many people from a member company can enroll in ELI. Each individual will just need to register and pay the annual fee separately. A certain number of ELI Memberships are included at some Council membership levels.

What industry sectors will ELI explore?

Developers, Real Estate, Engineering, Construction, Home Builders, Utilities, CIDs, Consultants, Legal, Financial, Local Government. Let us know if you have one to add or a great speaker we should hear from.