Simon Sinek’s Team featured in new Leadership Green Room course line-up


New Leadership Green Room course line-up to feature premier training curriculum


Area businesses agree – there’s no need to travel for the best leadership training – it’s becoming more and more available right here in the Louisville region through the Leadership Louisville Center’s Leadership Green Room course curriculum. The new course line-up continues to deliver on that promise, with courses such as “Start with Why: Finding your Leadership Purpose,” delivered by the team of best-selling author Simon Sinek; the “First-Time Manager Experience” and “Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager,” with The Ken Blanchard Companies; and David Novak will personally teach “Essential Leadership TraitsTM.” Several of the courses also include online learning platforms for flexible and sustainable learning.

The upcoming course catalog can be viewed at this link. All Green Room courses will be hosted at the Center’s new modern training facility at 707 W. Main Street. The Leadership Green Room is presented by the Republic Bank Foundation.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS OFFERED IN THE 2019 LEADERSHIP GREEN ROOM | A full calendar of Leadership Green Room workshops and their descriptions can be viewed at

July 11-12

Crucial Conversations  | Facilitators: Cynthia Knapek & Aaron Miller, Leadership Louisville Center

Designed to teach skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

Aug. 22 + online learning

The First-Time Manager Experience | Facilitator: The Ken Blanchard Companies

Without proper training, 60% of all new managers underperform for their first two years. First-time managers who receive the necessary tools and training from the start are set up to become leaders who create engaged, productive teams, and drive greater results for your organization. The only training of its kind, The First-time Manager Experience builds on the secrets of the best-selling book The New One Minute Manager®.

Sept. 20

Start with Why: Finding your Leadership Purpose | Facilitator: Simon Sinek’s team and co-author, David Mead

Inspired by Simon Sinek’s ground-breaking TED talk, which is the third most viewed talk of all time, this workshop helps each participant articulate their why and pinpoint the life experiences that shaped who they are. When we clearly understand our own WHY, we can gain a greater sense of purpose within our organization and are able to contribute the best of who we are.

Oct. 16 + online learning

Essential Leadership TraitsTM | Facilitator: David Novak, Co-Founder & former CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc.

This course unlocks the secret to effective leadership and how to transform your own style to bring out the best leader in you, so you can bring out the best results in others. It’s all about Heartwiring and Hardwiring your leadership. Heartwiring is about building passionate commitment in others. Hardwiring is using process and discipline around the things that matter most to drive consistent results. It is the combination of the two that leads to exceptional performance.

Nov. 11-12

Communication that Inspires & Drives Results | Facilitators: Lisa Zangari & Jo Lloyd-Triplett, Leadership Louisville Center

This course is designed to help you drive productivity and performance in your organization with a motivated, engaged, and satisfied team. You’ll learn how to coach employees based on their individual needs and support their career path based on what brings out the best in them. Additionally, discover more about your own motivating needs and how to make the most of them in your leadership

Dec. 6 + online learning

Unlock Team Performance with Personality Profile Data | Facilitator: Leah Eggers & Cloverleaf digital team

This course utilizes self-reflection, feedback from others, and AI-powered insights through Cloverleaf’s online assessment platform, to teach how personality assessment data can be used to position each individual to perform at their best. Working with and through others is a critical skill set in today’s workplace.  Building a high-performing team relies heavily on understanding your own and each team member’s unique personality, strengths, skills, values, and cultural anchors.

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 Louisville Center believes that developing leadership competencies can positively transform individuals, organizations, and entire communities. The Leadership Green Room was designed to fulfill the Center’s purpose of inspiring and equipping leaders – and those on the path to leadership – to be better and do better. The calendar of courses offered 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, our leadership education courses offer opportunities for individuals to execute at the highest level and enhance their professional capabilities for future success. Courses 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. Since the Leadership Green Room was launched in 2015, it has grown to meet the talent development needs for organizations of all types, with over 270 businesses sending participants through the leadership development courses.  A unique feature of the programming is the opportunity to learn not only from local facilitators, but the Center also brings in global thought leaders to make leading-edge curriculum accessible in the Louisville region.

The Leadership Louisville Center is a Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) approved provider and Green Room courses meet the criteria for recertification credits.  The Leadership Green Room courses can also be submitted for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for individuals licensed to practice as certified public accountants.

All Leadership Green Room courses are hosted in the Center’s new modern learning facility 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.


The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 10,000 through its civic programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), leadership skills training courses presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at

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