The SWE Future Leader program is meant to provide promising young SWE members with opportunities, information, and encouragement to continue in SWE as an active participant and leader. The program also aims to offer professional development and leadership training for each SWEFL to advance and develop individual leadership styles.
The program is focused on providing training and opportunities to promising young collegiate leaders with at least 2 years left in a collegiate program (undergraduate and graduate apply). SWEFLs are chosen through a nomination and review process each fiscal year. It is not a regional role such as RCR, RCCE, RCS that requires specific actions to keep sections in good health, but rather is a title that provides the SWEFL with a broader role where she can contribute and develop in ways that are relevant to her region and section. It is up to the SWEFL to pursue each opportunity she is given. It is the hope of the program that this early exposure will create a great leadership pipeline within SWE for the Regional Collegiate Leadership positions and beyond.