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Apply by Friday for the award-winning Emerging Leader Development Program

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The time is now to join our award-winning Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP). Apply by Friday at for our next class, beginning June 2016. We hire driven Leaders with a passion to work in Southwest Operations for ELDP, an 18-month job rotational program consisting of on-the-job is training, with an emphasis in Leadership Development.  During the course of the program, participants work as Supervisors in host locations in three of the following areas: Customer Service, Operations, Ramp, Provisioning, and Customer Support & Services. In a fast-paced environment that’s always evolving, ELDP graduates have the advantage of Leadership experience in most, or all, areas of Southwest Operations. We’re already proud of our program, but our Hearts are bursting with pride as we were recently recognized with four honors for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs in’s 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards:
  • ELDP was #3 in the Best First Time Manager Program category.
  • ELDP took #5 for Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs.
  • Dawn Siemiet, Leadership Development Program Leader, was named #1 in the Top Future Leader Award – 35 and Under category.
  • Julie Weber, VP People, was among the top 10 Top Corporate Leaders Over 35.
The complete list of award winners is available in the February edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials. What makes this recognition especially meaningful is that it highlights our emphasis on developing our most important asset—our People. We hope you’ll join us!   Footnote: In addition to the four 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards above, Southwest is one of Chief Executive Magazine’s 2016 Best Companies for Leaders. The program also took top honors at the Association for Talent Development’s Dallas AXIS Awards, earning Best in Show, as well as first place in the Leadership Development, Succession Planning, and Talent Mobility categories. Join our Leadership Team by applying for ELDP now through Friday, Feb. 12 at Questions? Email