Applications open for Leadership Louisville Class of 2018

Applications are now open for the Leadership Louisville Class of 2018.  Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well networked and passionate about the success of the region.  Many of the most dynamic leaders from all fields apply each year for the 10-month experience and only about 55 are selected to build a class representative of the community.  Applications are open through May 26, 2017.  Complete program and application details are available at www.leadershiplouisville.org/leadership-louisville.  For more information, contact Angella Wilson at (502) 561-5221 or awilson@leadershiplouisville.org.

About Leadership Louisville:  Leadership Louisville is a transformational experience for both the participants and the organization they serve.  Class members commit one day a month to exploring the community and discovering what makes it distinctive, including government, education, economic development, social services and the arts.  Throughout the 10-month program, participants go on exclusive tours and have hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day.  Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Louisville graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders.  See a list of 38 years of Leadership Louisville graduates.  Visit www.leadershiplouisville.org/leadership-louisville/ for more program details.

Quotes from Leadership Louisville graduates:

“I cannot tell you how much of a game changer Leadership Louisville 2016 has been in my life. Your programs have opened my eyes and many doors to our community.  I think we are all significantly better people than we were a year ago.”

  • John Roberts, M.D., Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education, University of Louisville Medical School

“I’ve lived in Louisville for over 25 years and have largely been on the periphery.  I now feel engaged and connected.”

  • David Dafoe, Owner & COO, Flavorman

“I learned a lot about Louisville, but most importantly, I learned more about myself and how I sought to progress as a leader in our city.  Being immersed in Leadership Louisville with other leaders is a priceless experience for anyone who wants to make a difference in our community.”

  • Mary Ellen Wiederwohl (LL ’09), Chief, Louisville Forward, Louisville Metro Government

About the Leadership Louisville Center:

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement.  Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections.  Over 7,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville.  The Leadership Green Room was launched in 2015 and serves at the training and talent development arm of the Center, expanding the resources available to the region’s business community and employee base.  In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research.  Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

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