The Emerging Leaders program is not new to the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (Tulsa HBA), but the short-lived leadership training program started in 2020 did not survive Covid-19. The need for leadership training has stayed the same. The Leadership Academy developed this program to implement the board-adopted strategic plan for fostering leadership within our association and the community. The Tulsa HBA has borrowed this idea from the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs HBA), where it has been wildly successful.
Much like the Colorado Springs HBA's program, there are many components to this program. There are quarterly meetings of the participants, where leadership and association teaching will occur. All of the participants are asked to attend a large variety of meetings, events and are asked to volunteer for the HBA’s larger events – like the Home & Garden Show. The timeframe for this program is December 2023 through October 2024. While this program is mainly focused on creating leaders for the Tulsa HBA, it is also focused on civil leadership as well. For those who finish the program by the October 31, 2024 deadline there is a $1,500 scholarship to the 2025 NAHB Spring Leadership meeting and day at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The Emerging Leaders program is open to any HBA member interested in learning more about leadership and how HBA leaders impact the greater Tulsa area both in and through the HBA and outside the HBA. This program is an investment in both you as a leader and in the HBA as we hope for well-rounded leaders who can further the HBA’s mission of empowering the success of our members as the professional resource for housing in our community. There is no set age for this program, but a desire to lead and grow.
Applications are being accepted until September 29, 2023, at 5 p.m. If you have any questions about the Emerging Leaders program, contact Jeffrey Smith at JSmith@TulsaHBA.com or call the Tulsa HBA.