A program of the Leadership Louisville Center, Leadership Accelerator is a new initiative designed to accelerate the growth of a company’s diverse talent, grow skill sets in individuals, and deepen connections between affinity group leaders.

While they go by many names (affinity groups, ERGs, BRGs, and more), these groups of diverse professionals have been providing a community of care and cultivating new leadership for years. Today, their work is more important than ever. Through the work of an advisory council of local group leaders known as IncLOUsion, the Leadership Louisville Center has designed this opportunity to accelerate diverse leaders to build their individual leadership skills, connect them across companies and social identities, and strengthen the impact they make within their organizations.

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WHO IT’S FOR

This program is for high-potential talent engaging in an affinity group within your organization:

  • Employees who are or will soon be in leadership roles with company resource groups
  • Employees who are members of company resource groups and hope to be in leadership roles in the future
  • All ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience are welcome!

HOW IT WORKS

Leadership Accelerator will take place over 4 months, with a cohort of up to 40 participants. Beginning with a two-day opening retreat and continuing with monthly half-day sessions, the learning objectives of the program are:

  • Leading Self – skills to enhance individual growth
  • Leading Affinity Group – tools for more effective group activity and programming
  • Leading Teams – getting things done with and through others
  • Leading Change – skills in change management and project planning

PROGRAM DATES

Sessions are tentatively scheduled to take place at the Leadership Louisville Center.

COHORT 1: AUGUST – NOVEMBER 2022

Opening Retreat
August 4, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (followed by dinner & reception)
August 5, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sessions
September 1, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch provided), followed by networking time
October 7, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch provided), followed by networking time
November 15, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch provided), followed by networking time

COHORT 2: JANUARY – APRIL 2023

Opening Retreat
January 19, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (followed by dinner & reception)
January 20, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sessions
February 16, 2023 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch provided), followed by networking time
March 21, 2023 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch provided), followed by networking time
April 25, 2023 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch provided), followed by networking time


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Contact Jennifer Stevens at jstevens@leadershiplouisville.org to learn more. Or fill out the form below, and she’ll reach out:

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