Sept. 28-29: Columbia Business School to offer Executive Education course in new Leadership Louisville Center

Registration is now open for this and four other Leadership Green Room courses

While traditionally only available at Columbia University, the Leadership Louisville Center has cultivated a partnership to bring an exclusive, one-time opportunity to this region’s business community. On September 28-29, the Executive Green Room will present Columbia Business School’s renowned executive education course, “Driving Strategic Impact.” This course will help high level leaders further develop the ability to analyze and resolve strategic problems and systematically address high-priority business issues.  Facilitated by the Associate Dean & Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business School, Angela Lee, this course will be the first program offered at the new Leadership Center at 707 W. Main Street.

This course is one of five courses now open for registration in the Leadership Green Room & Executive Green Room, which are the Center’s suite of leadership skills development curriculum for all levels of leaders.  Over 130 businesses have taken advantage of the leadership development offerings since the Leadership Green Room launch in 2015, providing a quality local partner to help build and develop strong leaders throughout the organization.  The Leadership Green Room and Executive Green are presented by the Republic Bank Foundation.

The August-December 2017 Course Catalog can be viewed at this link

UPCOMING PROGRAMS OFFERED IN THE 2017 LEADERSHIP GREEN ROOM | A full calendar of Leadership Green Room workshops and their descriptions can be viewed at

August 11 Manager’s Toolkit: Great Results Begin with Great Questions | Facilitator: Whitney Bishop, Consultant & Coach, certified in the Inquiry Institute’s Question Thinking | $450
Sept. 28-29* Driving Strategic Impact: The Science of Strategy with the Columbia Business School & the Institute for Personal Leadership | Facilitator: Angela Lee, Associate Dean & Chief Innovation Officer, Columbia Business School (Executives & Emerging Executives only) | $1,750  *First course hosted at new Leadership Louisville Center location – 707 W. Main St.
Oct. 25 Women and Leadership: Turn Authenticity into Impact  | Facilitators: Cynthia Knapek, President & Lisa Zangari, Director of Learning, Leadership Louisville Center | $450
Nov. 17 Leader’s Accelerator: Coaching Others for High Performance | Facilitator: Jonathan (Jeb) Bates, Chief Experience Officer, ThoughtAction LLC | $450
Dec. 14-15 Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High | Facilitators: Cynthia Knapek, President & Aaron Miller, Director of Programs, Leadership Louisville Center | $900

Registration is now open for workshops, and special package pricing is available, offering organizations up to 20% savings.  For details on group rates, contact Lisa Zangari,, or call (502) 753-1490.


The Leadership Green Room is a calendar of workshops produced by the Leadership Louisville Center that are designed to help leaders develop, practice and master the leadership trade. Just as actors visit “the green room” to prepare for their moment in the spotlight, this new set of leadership education courses offer opportunities for individuals to execute at the highest level and enhance their professional capabilities for future success.  Workshops are designed for leaders at all levels, including executives, C-suite leaders, emerging leaders, new supervisors, and everything in between.

The Leadership Green Room allows the Center to play an ever more vital role in helping the business community develop their best talent, resulting in meaningful increases in leadership knowledge, capability and confidence among participants. The Executive Green Room brings world-class executive education to the region for leaders with significant management responsibility.

Beginning in September 2017, all Green Room courses will be hosted in the Center’s new location at 707 W. Main Street. Designed to be a nationally-recognized center for leadership development and social innovation, the new facility is surrounded by natural light and equipped with modern technologies and amenities. Participants will enjoy a learning environment that promotes the exchange of ideas and stimulates creativity. Visitors to Louisville have easy access to hotels and after-hours activities in the heart of downtown’s Museum Row.


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 as 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

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For more information, contact:
Holly Prather
Vice President
(502) 609-9227