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Applications are due March 15, 2023.


This program allows ITE to recognize and highlight younger ITE members who may otherwise not be visible at the highest levels of ITE.  The purpose of this program is to recognize those individuals starting to make an impact on ITE at the chapter, section, or district or international levels and in their profession and to introduce these young members to the greater ITE Community. To start an application you can go here: https://ite-youngleaders.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/submissions/details/9450

Eligibile Candidates

Eligible candidates for this program include any ITE member actively involved in ITE (at the chapter, section, district, or international level), and 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2023.

Individuals selected as the Rising Star in their District will automatically be included if they have not been previously recognized as an “ITE Young Leader to Follow.” Additional selections will provide an opportunity to recognize a broader pool of young volunteers and those who have been particularly active at the International level. 

We expect to have 20 individuals recognized annually.

Application/Nomination Process

In an effort to encourage the broadest pool of candidates we have several ways to take applications, including, self-nomination, peer nomination, and employer nomination.  The application process will be open to everybody and equally allow all candidates to apply.  The application will focus on both professional accomplishment and involvement/experience with ITE. 

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be chaired by the International Vice President.  Members of the Selection Committee will include the Coordinating Council Chair, Chair of LeadershipITE, Chair of the Younger Member Committee, and the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


  • Announcement of the Program – November 15

  • Application/Nomination Period Opens – November 15

  • Application/Nomination Deadline – March 15
  • Selection Committee Evaluation and Selection Complete – April 15
  • Announcement of the ITE Young Leaders to Follow – May 2023