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Emerging Leaders Program

PDK Emerging Leaders

PDK congratulates the 2014–2015 Class of Emerging Leaders. These young leaders in education were selected from a competitive field of applicants on the basis of their outstanding professional accomplishments.
The PDK Emerging Leaders program recognizes innovators, thought leaders, problem solvers, and change agents who are making a difference in the field of education.

PDK’s Emerging Leaders for the 2014  – 2015 year are invited to visit Washington D.C. in December, 2014 to network with their cohort for that year and to speak with people who are making bold changes in the profession. PDK covers the cost of the Washington D.C. program, travel, and lodging.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a good standing member of PDK
  • Must be 40 years of age or younger as of June 15, 2014

Why apply? PDK Emerging Leaders get:

  • An exclusive, two-day professional development conference in Washington, D.C.
  • The opportunity to publish with PDK
  • Access to international travel scholarships
  • Invitations to participate in various PDK initiatives
  • Extensive networking opportunities

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2014-2015 class. Please check back again in April 2015.

Questions about the program?  E-mail emergingleaders@pdkintl.org.

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Make a donation to the Emerging Leaders program. (Select Emerging Leaders Council Contribution on the donation page to direct your contribution to this program.)


Whether you are a teacher or an administrator, PDK provides opportunities and information for educational leaders at all stages of their careers working in diverse locations. Travel, publications, awards, and scholarships make PDK a valuable membership for all educators to have.