Emerging Leaders Program

Are you new to the Industry? Are you looking for resources to help you grow as a professional and as a leaders in your organization? Or are you ready to create a network that can advance you to the next level? CISCA’s Emerging Leaders program was created to support your goals.

CISCA is proud to present a newly designed Emerging Leaders Program.

The program is a structured, rotating four-year course of study and activities that centers around four key partners in our association: Manufacturers, Distributors, Independent Representatives, and Contractors.

It combines biannual in-person meetings, conference calls and webinars, and networking and education opportunities.

"The Emerging Leaders Committee has been a wonderful resource for networking and skill-building through the Interior industry. I have met many colleagues and formed numerous friendships that will last a lifetime. Monthly communication with industry peers helps to keep up-to-date on industry trends, manufacturing practices, distribution and contractor issues. It has allowed for the ability to network with colleagues that are my age, starting out in an industry that is predominantly managed by industry veterans. I would encourage anyone who is new to our industry or a motivated up and coming professional to join the Emerging Leaders Committee."

For more information and for an application to the Emerging Leaders program, click here.

The Spring 2020 Meeting, scheduled to be held at Rockfon in Chicago, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. We will keep the Emerging Leaders appraised as to developments.


Prior Emerging Leaders Meetings:

The Spring 2019 Emerging Leaders meeting was hosted by USG at their Los Angeles facility.

Rulon International hosted the emerging leaders in May, 2018 at their location in St. Augustine, Florida.

Owens-Corning hosted the emerging leaders in June 2017 at their Gastonia, North Carolina facility.  The event included education along with a team building event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum.

Armstrong hosted the emerging leaders June 2016, at their facility in Lancaster, PA.  The event consisted of outstanding education along with a Gettysburg tour.


Rockfon hosted the emerging leaders on June 2015 at their facility in Chicago, Illinois.  The event consisted of outstanding education along with an architectural boat tour and dinner.




Hunter Douglas hosted an emerging leaders meeting in June 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. 



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The 2013 Emerging Leaders meeting was in Philadelphia, PA. 

CertainTeed hosted a successful meeting which included  LEEDv4, CertainTeed Product overviews, and understanding social media and your business. 




In 2012, the Emerging Leaders visited USG in Walworth, WI for a plant tour, and the next day toured USG in Chicago.