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AHC Emerging Leaders Project

2018-2019 Association for Humanistic Counseling - Emerging Leaders Program

The Association of Humanistic Counselors (AHC) Emerging Leaders program was developed to offer student and new professional leaders opportunities to participate in AHC activities, receive mentorship, and engage in professional networking.

Emerging Leaders will be selected to serve for the 2018-19 term (July, 2018 to July, 2019). Master’s level students, doctoral level students, and new professionals will be selected as AHC emerging leaders. Applicants must be an AHC member at the time of application and fall into either the master’s, doctoral, or new professional categories. Emerging Leaders choose an area of interest within the division and receive mentoring related to that area. Emerging Leaders will provide a minimum of 50 hours of service to an AHC committee, project, or task. Emerging Leaders will also have opportunities to learn the responsibilities associated with serving in elected leadership positions within our association. They will also receive FREE conference registration for the 2018 AHC conference in Saint Petersburg, FL on June 1-3, 2018.

Emerging Leaders will be featured in our newsletter, Infochange, and recognized at the AHC meeting at the American Counseling Association Conference.

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. The Emerging Leaders application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of reference describing your leadership skills and experiences, and your value of humanistic practices (letters cannot come from members of the AHC selection committee) 

Please complete and submit application materials here by December 1, 2017.  

The selection committee will notify applicants of the status of their application by December 16, 2017. 

Applications can be found on the AHC website:

If you have any questions, please contact the Emerging Leaders Committee chair: Stacey Litam at

The Association for Humanistic Counseling

2018-19 AHC Emerging Leaders Program

Directions: Please complete and return the form along with your curriculum vitae/resume, and two letters of recommendation (letters should not come from members of the AHC Emerging Leader selection committee) to Stacey Litam at no later than December 1, 2017.  Please contain all documents in one electronic file.  In the email subject line indicate: AHC Emerging Leader Application

Name (First and Last):

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Are you an ACA member (memberhsip will be verified through ACA)?                             

ACA Member ID #:

Are you an AHC member?

Please specify which Emerging Leadership Program you are applying for: (Master’s student, Doctoral Student, or New Professional). Please note you should complete the form based on your graduation status as of January 1, 2017 (e.g., If you graduate with a doctoral degree in January, 2018 you would indicate you are a new professional not a doctoral student).

If you are applying for the Master’s or Doctoral Emerging Leader, please indicate your university and program area of study.

Master’s Degree:


Program area of study:

Doctoral Degree:


Program area of study:

If you are applying for the New Professional Emerging Leader, please indicate your university or agency affiliation and job title.

University or Agency Affiliation:

Job Title:

Please describe in 750 words or less how AHC’s mission is congruent with your professional goals and a humanistic interest. Be sure to include specific interest areas in AHC where you would like to gain experience (i.e., journal, awards, membership), and any past leadership experiences that may inform your ability to serve as an AHC Emerging Leader:

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