The theme for the 2018 Leadership Summit is "Leading in the New World of Work." This annual event is a dynamic day of leadership development workshops for high-level professionals in the region.


The Leadership Summit is presented by PNC

2018 Leadership Summit – Leading in the New World of Work

Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 8:30am – 5:30pm

at the Kentucky Center for the Arts

Leading in the New World of Work is the driving force behind the 2018 Summit, with keynote speakers and interactive workshops all delivering performance-boosting learning to influence leadership agility and success. Workshops will focus on better leading today’s diverse teams and honing your personal ability to thrive in the 21st century.

Curriculum includes:

  • Leading-edge theory and practices for more engaged and innovative teams;
  • Deeper skills development around generational challenges, inclusive leadership and collaboration; and
  • Cutting-edge strategies that transform how you live and lead.

See the lineup of speakers    See the agenda   Learn more about the 2018 Summit

See VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS, including testimonials from the 2017 Leadership Summit.

Keynote Speaker

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of Note to Self, "the tech show about being human," from WNYC Studios.Keynote speaker, Manoush Zomorodi is a podcast host and author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, where she has helped tens of thousands reclaim their time. At the Summit, Manoush will share how we can cut through information overload and discover the magic of clearer thinking.
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Sponsor the 2018 Summit

With hundreds of community leaders in attendance, your company will have the opportunity to provide continuous learning to your team and connect with a highly desirable audience throughout the event, providing an exceptional return on investment.

Contact Jennifer Stevens at (502) 561-0458 or email, to learn more about sponsorship benefits.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

At the conclusion of the Leadership Summit, the Leadership Louisville Center will provide the following documentation for CEU credit purposes:  Date, record of individual attendance, course title and description, workshop/event agenda, facilitator bios, course hours, and educator signature. Approval is at the discretion of specific licensing boards or agencies.

Certification Credits for HR Professionals

Logo: HR Certification InstituteThe HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) has pre-approved this conference for 5 re-certification credit hours. The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Logo: SHRM Recertification Provider 2017 This program is valid for 5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for CPAs

The Leadership Summit and Leadership Green Room workshops can provide professional development for individuals licensed to practice as a certified public accountants.  Our course completion certificate and materials provide the documentation required by the Kentucky Board of Accountancy for CPE credits.  The state board of accountancy has the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

Presenting sponsor


Speaker Sponsor


Gold Sponsor



VIP Sponsor

Northwestern Mutual

Silver Sponsors

ExtellInsider LouisvilleLouisville Business FirstLouisville MagazineLouisville Public MediaMPI Printing

Patron Sponsors

Facilities Management Services
Fantastic Sams
GE Appliances, a Haier company
Home of the Innocents
Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville Metro Dept. of Information Technology
Louisville Metro Government
MCM CPAs & Advisors
National Processing Center/ US Census Bureau
Passport Health Plan
Texas Roadhouse
U of L College of Business

Kosair CharitiesDelta Dental of KentuckyOutfront Media
Kosair CharitiesThe Lane Report University of Louisville College of BusinessParkerLane