ACLI's Rising Leader program is a professional development and leadership program recognizing ACLI member company employees and promoting the advancement of future industry leaders. It is designed to provide candidates with a network of seasoned industry peers, visibility with ACLI and industry leaders, professional development, and leadership training opportunities.
Program focus areas include:
Applicants must be current employees of an ACLI member company with 10-15 years of experience and strong leadership skills. Additional qualifications include: sustained career progress with proven track record of success; proven leadership ability in and outside the industry, and professional service; volunteer contributions to industry-related, charitable, or civic groups.
Read our Partnership Prospectus to learn about the advantages of becoming a partner including building relationships with future industry leaders, brand exposure, complimentary registrations to select ACLI conferences, and more.
You do not have to be a member company to be a partner.
Current copy of resume/CV
One letter of recommendation
Current copy of bio
Submit form (linked below)
ACLI's President & CEO, Susan K. Neely kicks off ACLI's new program and gives a quick summary of why this program is for you. Get a head start on being a part of the rising generation of leaders in the life insurance industry. Nominate yourself or someone else in your company today!
The ACLI Rising Leader program is a professional development and leadership program recognizing ACLI member company employees and promoting the advancement of future industry leaders. It is designed to provide participants with a network of seasoned industry peers, visibility with ACLI and industry leaders, professional development, and leadership training opportunities.
Program focus areas are:
Understanding titles and management experience vary within companies, we've provided a list below of sample titles.
Assistant Vice President
Candidates must work for an ACLI life insurance member company at the time of the ACLI Annual Conference (September 27-29, 2023, Washington, D.C.) and meet the criteria below:
Applications can be submitted using the Rising Leader Program Nomination online form and providing the documents listed below to RisingLeaders@acli.com no later than June 30, 2023:
There is no program participation fee. However, there are expenses associated with attending in-person events and conferences. Learn more by clicking on "Application FAQs" under Nominee Checklist, above.
The nomination form and materials submitted to RisingLeaders@acli.com are due June 30, 2023.
This multifaceted year-long program combines in-person and virtual meetings. Rising Leaders will gather in person at the ACLI Annual Conference 2023 (mandatory), have the option to attend other ACLI conferences in 2023/2024 at a discounted rate, and participate in a one-day Rising Leader conference in Washington, D.C. Once candidates have completed the requirements to graduate, the program culminates at the ACLI Annual Conference 2024, when the inaugural class of graduates will be recognized.
No, each participant will be part of a "class" of honorees, e.g., the class of 2024.
Yes, nominees representing different department areas can be submitted.
ACLI Rising Leaders are the upcoming decision makers in their respective areas. This is a great opportunity to connect and provide insight into your products and services, brand visibility, and the opportunity to build relations with future industry leaders.
Receive brand exposure and other benefits both pre- and post- ACLI conferences and yearlong branding on learning.acli.com with the listing of the Rising Leaders Class of 2023/4.
Nominations must be originated by an ACLI member company employee. We welcome you to encourage members that you work with to submit an application or nomination. Applications can be submitted using the form linked to above and sending documents to RisingLeaders@acli.com no later than June 30, 2023.
Yes, companies that partner with us will be able to have an attendee at the Financial & Investment Roundtable and the Senior Investment Managers Seminar.
No, you will be a partner during the "class" of Rising Leaders (e.g., the class of 2024).
Class of 2023/2024 announced
ACLI Annual Conference (mandatory)
Rising Leaders have the option to participate in any ACLI conferences at a discounted rate in 2024.
Rising Leader 1-day fly-in
ACLI Annual Conference (graduation)