Program Overview

The NYSSCPA has developed the Leadership Institute to engage and provide opportunity to members in the early stages of their career.  The objective of the NYSSCPA Leadership Institute is to enable participants to increase their effectiveness in the workplace, capture important insights and tools for strategic career planning, and ultimately transform into effective leaders and transition to leaders in the Society, the profession, and their respective communities. The Leadership Institute replaces the Young Leadership Circle to allow for more opportunities and expanded representation across New York state.

Benefits of the Program

This program is designed to ensure participants recognize and capitalize on their strengths, identify and address professional gaps, increase confidence and knowledge in current roles, and strategically plan for continuous growth and advancement for future success.


  Nomination Info  - For Managers and Self-Nominees (click for more information)

Qualities of nominee may include:

  • NYSSCPA members that are considered NextGen (under 40)
  • NextGen members with exceptional leadership qualities
  • Strong performers in their company and/or chapter
  • Motivated to succeed and aspiring to higher positions with increasing visibility and responsibility
  • Has the approval of his/her firm/company to participate

1. Looking to nominate an under 40 employee or member for the NYSSCPA Leadership Institute? Questions to consider are:

  • Do you have a staff member that is on a leadership track?
  • Do you have a NextGener in your chapter that shows promise?
  • Are you looking for opportunities to grow their potential?

2. Thinking of nominating yourself for the NYSSCPA Leadership Institute? You should consider:

  • Are you a high performer in the workplace?
  • Have you taken on roles in your chapter with success?
  • Is moving up the ladder and taking on new responsibility appealing to you?

NYSSCPA criteria for program selection

  • Member categories:
  • Licensed CPA 40 or under (Priority will be given)
  • CPA candidate (Priority will be given)
  • Aged between 21–40
  • Must be able to participate in the virtual meeting in July and the 4 virtual meetings being held August – December 2021.
  • Qualities listed in section above
  • Fully completed nomination form


The nominee's ability to contribute to positions of leadership

The nominee's level of engagement and activity within the NYSSCPA

The nominee's level of professional success within his/her organization