The Business Case for Belonging is featured topic for August 18th free, virtual microlearning session

The Leadership Louisville Center continues to expand virtual leadership learning opportunities in an effort to equip more people to lead with confidence and courage, including free Leadership Green Room Microlearning sessions open to all and the Leadership Louisville Podcast. The August 18th microlearning is titled, The Business Case for Belonging, presented by Cynthia Knapek, president of the Leadership Louisville Center. The session is designed for businesses who want to have diverse, thriving teams. It is free to attend this virtual session, but registration is required.

Tuesday, August 18 | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Register at this link

The Business Case for Belonging, with Cynthia Knapek, President of the Leadership Louisville Center

Having a diverse executive team increases success – research shows how important it is. However, the data shows that businesses are not achieving that sought-after inclusive leadership pipeline. The single most important way leaders can turn that around is perhaps by fostering a true sense of belonging in their organizations. In this session, Knapek will examine why this specific aspect of inclusion has a high leverage impact. Belonging is intrinsically linked to feeling that your voice matters, so she will discuss how traditional power structures in organizations can either diminish or amplify voices. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn Knapek’s approach for strengthening the social fabric that builds strong teams, and also have the chance to share your learnings with other participants.

Upcoming Leadership Green Room Microlearning sessions:

·       Wednesday, September 9 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. – How to Lead Teams Through and Beyond a Crisis, author and leadership consultant, Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret)

·       Tuesday, October 6 | 10-11 a.m. – Leading with Imperfection, with author and professional coach, Vitale Buford

To register for Leadership Green Room Microlearning sessions and view past recordings, visit

The Leadership Louisville Podcast features candid conversations with local leaders and is hosted by former radio personality and director of community leadership for the Center, Aaron Miller.

Leadership Louisville Podcast, hosted by Aaron Miller: (Listen to Podcast at this link)

·       Episode 1 – Featuring Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Chief of Louisville Forward

·       Episode 2 – Featuring Maggie Harlow, Owner of Signarama Downtown

·       Episode 3 – Featuring Stacey Wade, President of NIMBUS

·       Episode 4 – Featuring Mike Berry, Kentucky’s Secretary of Tourism, Arts, and Heritage

·       Episode 5 – Featuring Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, President and CEO of GLI

·       Episode 6 – Featuring Dr. Monalisa Tailor, President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society

·       Episode 7 – Featuring Nikki Lanier, Senior VP and Regional Executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

·       Episode 8 – Featuring Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League

·       Episode 9 – Featuring Scott Martin, Executive Director of the River Heritage Conservancy, Inc.

·       Episode 10 – Featuring Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director of Actors Theatre

More about the Leadership Louisville Podcast: Leadership and learning go hand in hand; join us as our community’s most interesting leaders, along with host Aaron Miller, enjoy a candid conversation about leadership lessons, pivoting, leading through change, and failing forward. Find out how these headline-makers plan to “be better and do better” (the purpose of the Leadership Louisville Center) and, most importantly, find out their vision for the future of this community. Each week you’ll hear an authentic exchange where listeners get to know our community leaders as real people and, hopefully, have fun along the way.



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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