Select Your Emerging Leaders for PinP 2022

Now that registration for the 2022 Partners in Progress Conference has officially opened, SMART Local Unions can begin selecting their respective emerging leaders to attend the Conference with their registration fee completely waived.

If you know someone within your local union who exemplifies the type of leader who will establish a team to lead the diverse membership of the future, please contact Michael Coleman at to nominate them as your local union’s designated emerging leader.

Selected emerging leaders need only to meet the following criteria to have their registration fee waived:

  • Must be under the age of 35
  • Must have at least one or more current representative(s) from the local union registered to attend the Conference

The deadline to submit your selected emerging leader is December 17, 2021. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Emerging Leaders page at