Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders | Who We Are

Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders exists to connect and engage Northwest Arkansas young professionals through personal and professional development experiences.

Membership is open to anyone in Northwest Arkansas that has a desire to get involved in the community, expand their leadership skills and become engaged in the program of work.  There are no ongoing requirements or minimum participation levels.  Joining simply requires completing an online registration form.

To learn more visit our About Us page and be sure to fill out our online registration form if you’re interested in joining!


Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders exists to connect and engage Northwest Arkansas young professionals through personal and professional development experiences.

Visit our About Us page to learn more!

Upcoming Events

Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders seeks to engage its members in the community and provide opportunities to participate in regular, member-wide programming that appeals to their interests and helps educate them on current events, grow their career, expand their network and better prepare them to be the region’s next generation of leaders.

With that in mind, we’ve put together all of our teams’ calendars, community events and meeting schedules together on our calendar for members’ convenience. Take a look at what’s coming up and be sure to save-the-date for the next team meeting you’re interested in!


Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders offers its members five teams through which they can get involved in projects that seek to improve the community and make the region a better place to live, work and raise a family.  Teams meet monthly and members are encouraged to attend meetings and get involved by bringing ideas, input and energy to group projects.

Find out more about our teams and be sure to mark your calendar for the next meeting.



CANCELLATION – Kickball Tournament September 10, 2016

Dear Teams Captains and Team Members:

Please be sure to forward this information to all members of your kickball team.

Regrettably we are forced to cancel the kickball tournament that was supposed to take place this weekend. Due to our prior weather-driven rescheduling, too many teams were unable to participate on the new date. As a result, we have too few teams to have a tournament. We are quite saddened by this turn of events, but we are happy to say that we will still make a sizable donation to the food bank (the exact amount will be published in the NWA Emerging Leaders Newsletter).

If any of your team’s players would like a refund of their registration amount, please contact Shelle Summers at (479) 636-1240 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 14. Any non-refunded amounts will be donated to the NWA Food Bank.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to seeing you at future events coordinated by Emerging Leaders.
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