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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 our Thought Leadership Series events, open to our members and guests. 


Leadership Green Room Microlearning


Thursday, June 17 | 11am-12pm ET | Answering the Call to Curious Leadership, with Deryl Sweeney, Business Coach, Speaker, Entrepreneur

Curiosity is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Leaders who embrace it drive higher levels of performance, stronger creativity, and more adaptable businesses. This conversation digs into the power of leading with curiosity and its impact on you, your team, and the organization. Join us as we challenge leaders everywhere to answer the call to curious leadership.
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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.



  • 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
  • Episode 11 – Featuring Walter Woods, CEO of the Humana Foundation
  • Episode 12 – Featuring Lisa Benson, President & Publisher of Louisville Business First, “On running a newspaper”
  • Episode 13 – Featuring Ben Reno Weber, Executive Director of the Microsoft Future of Work Initiative, “On returning home: how we can be better leaders when we see the world”
  • Episode 14 – Featuring Evon Smith, CEO of OneWest, “On loving the West End”
  • Episode 15 – Featuring Christy Holly, Head Coach of Racing Louisville F.C., “On inspiring a community”
  • Episode 16 – Featuring Jeff Ashley, Founder and President of Ashley Roundtree, “On supporting the social sector”
  • Episode 17 – Featuring Dr. OJ Oleka, President of AIKCU, “On raising people out of poverty”
  • Episode 18 – Featuring Mike Moll, SVP of PNC Bank, “On being a homegrown leader”

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.


Friday, March 12 | 10 – 11am ET | How Kentucky’s Two Historic Black Colleges and Universities are Addressing Inequity

Featuring Speakers:
Dr. Christopher Brown II (left), President, Kentucky State University
Dr. Kevin Cosby (right), President, Simmons College of Kentucky (SCKY) and senior pastor at St. Stephen Baptist Church
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Thursday, March 25 | 12-1 p.m. ET | What Everyone Needs to Know About the Coming AI Revolution

Join us to hear from Lina Feng, Director, Chief Digital Office, Microsoft; Alisia McClain, Director of Community and Education Initiatives; and Ben Reno-Weber, Executive Director, both with the Microsoft Future of Work Initiative in Louisville
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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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