The MCA Emerging Leaders Program was designed to provide graduate counseling students, new professionals, and experienced professionals with cultivating experiences that support leadership skill and competency development, and diverse opportunities to actively participate in MCA Executive Board meetings, serve on a committee, task force, and/or engage in projects of interest, receive mentorship, build professional networks, and gain exposure to the responsibilities associated with fulfilling elected leadership positions.
Two individuals will be selected from the following applicant categories - graduate counseling students (master’s or doctoral), new professionals (within one-year post graduation), and experienced professionals (graduated before 2017). MCA Emerging Leaders will provide a minimum of 30 hours of service to the MCA during the 2018-2019 fiscal year (July 2018 to June 2019). Recipients must be an MCA member at the time of application submission, and status (i.e., master, doctoral, new professional, experienced professional) should be based on student/graduation status as of June 1, 2018. New professionals must have graduated within the previous calendar year (2017) to qualify for the program; otherwise they should apply as an experienced professional. Emerging Leaders will receive free conference registration to the 2018 Maryland Counseling Association Annual and be recognized at the conference as an Emerging Leader. Recipients will also be recognized on MCA’s website and also be featured in the MCA newsletter Compass Points.
Applicants who have exhibited exceptional leadership potential and that hold a willingness to serve MCA in a variety of roles for the betterment of the counseling profession and the consumers of counseling services are sought. Please see Emerging Leaders Overview for more detailed information.
Interested applicants should submit the following to Cathie Eaton at pelect@MDCounseling.org no later than May 25, 2018:
The selection committee will notify applicants of the status of their application by July 1, 2018. Upon receipt of an application, a confirmation email will be sent. If you have any questions, please contact Cathie Eaton at pelect@MDCounseling.org.
Emerging Leaders for 2017-2018