BETTER LEADERS. BETTER RESULTS. BETTER WORLD.

Republic Bank Foundation

We believe that leadership development can positively transform individuals, organizations, and entire communities. It’s why we introduced the “Leadership Green Room” in 2015. Since that time, these leadership courses, focused exclusively on essential skills, have become a significant source of sustainable growth for the organizations we serve.

We know that the right training experiences strengthen your leadership pipeline and employee engagement – both of which are critical for driving business results. Training your leaders how to effectively work with and through others will equip them for the hard work ahead.

The Leadership Green Room can help to ensure that your organization is filled with diverse individuals who are inspired and equipped to lead for the future – whatever it may bring. We are prepared to pivot and adapt as we navigate this environment alongside you, and will offer both virtual and in-person options as circumstances demand.

As a nonprofit leadership foundation, every investment you make with us to develop your people is reinvested into our mission and serves the greater good of our community.

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Leadership Green Room Catalog - July - Dec 2020

Download the new Sept. 2020-2021 Leadership Green Room Catalog, including all-virtual courses for Sept.-Dec. 2020.

How We Know The Green Room Works

  • For the past twelve months, we have maintained a Net Promoter Score® of 97* (Net Promoter Score is an index that measures customer satisfaction. Scores above 0 are considered “good”, +50 is “excellent,” and above 70 is considered “world-class.”)
  • Courses have an average participant satisfaction score of 9.6/10

Join organizations such as these in growing a stronger leadership pipeline through the Leadership Green Room:
Advanced Business Solutions | Brown-Forman Corporation | Doe-Anderson Inc. | Farm Credit Mid-America | Flavorman | GE Appliances, a Haier company | HJI Supply Chain Solutions | LG&E and KU Energy LLC | Papa John’s International, Inc. | Republic Bank | Texas Roadhouse | Yum! Brands, Inc.

  • “The Leadership Green Room is a huge asset for our organization. The programs are ideal for mid-size companies like ours. We have consistently utilized their wide-range of courses as an important part of our training and development initiative. Every team member that has participated speaks highly of their experience. Great curriculum. Great value. Great impact on our people.”
    – Todd Spencer (LLC Board Chair ’14, LL ’07, FL ’03), President & CEO – Doe-Anderson, Inc.

  • “The Green Room gives us the tools we need to prepare for rapid, sustainable growth through collaborative learning and insights from top national talent.”
    – Condrad Daniels (LL ’13), President, HJI Solutions

  • “The breadth and depth of topics covered, as well as the unrivalled quality of speakers, has offered the perfect complement to our internal leadership development.”
    – Ed Evans , HR Director, KFC

  • “The variety of curriculum in the Leadership Green Room allows us to meet the learning and development needs of each individual on our team and helps them build networks throughout the community. Through our partnership, we have an affordable way to take advantage of the full calendar of workshops.”
    – Patrick Sterling, Senior Director, Legendary People and Risk, Texas Roadhouse, Inc.

  • “We send quite a few people to the Green Room courses. We are a relatively small company and we don’t have a training department or a trainer. We’re using the Green Room significantly.”
    – Dave Dafoe (LL ’16), CEO, Flavorman

  • “CandyRific realizes the importance of investing in their staff and the Leadership Green Room provides great options for our team members to grow themselves. The seminars provide immediate results and our staff return with lists of ideas to apply to CandyRific. The response has been nothing but rave reviews from our staff and we are very happy with our decision to use The Leadership Green Room as a way to continue to invest in our staff’s growth.”
    – B.J. Ruckriegel, CFO, Candyrific

2020-2021 Professional Development Courses

Leadership Louisville Center members receive discounts on all courses. See individual course pages for discounts.
Become a Green Room package holder and receive discounts of up to 20%.


SEPT 17-18, 2020 (Virtual Course)

COMMUNICATION THAT INSPIRES & DRIVES RESULTS: STORYTELLING FOR BUSINESS
with Jo Lloyd-Triplett, Zuri Johnson, & Lisa Zangari, Leadership Louisville Center 
2 days, 1 point, $900
Learn more | Register now

OCT 12-13, 2020 (Virtual Course)

Leading VirtuallyLEADING VIRTUALLYTM
REMOTE EMPLOYEES DESERVE CAPABLE LEADERS
with The Ken Blanchard Companies
1 day, 1 point, $695
Learn more | Register now

OCT 16, 2020 (Virtual Course)

THE FIRST-TIME MANAGER EXPERIENCE®
with The Ken Blanchard Companies
1 day, 2 points, $900
Learn more | Register now

NOV 4-6, 2020 (Virtual Retreat)

SEARCH INSIDE YOURSELF: LEADING THROUGH MINDFULNESS
a course developed at Google
Learn more | Register now
3 days, 2 points, $900 (or $750 if reg. by Oct. 16)

NOV 12-13, 2020 (REVISED DATE)

BOLD WOMEN: FIND YOUR VOICE & KICK SOME GLASS
with Cynthia Knapek and Lisa Zangari, Leadership Louisville Center
1 day, 1 point, $450
Learn more | SOLD OUT – Sign up for waitlist

DEC 16, 2020 (Virtual Course)

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS: YOUR REACTION. YOUR CHOICE.
with Justin Patton, Executive Coach, and author of Bold New You
Learn more | Register now
1 day, 1 point, $450

POSTPONED till 2021

SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP® II: BE THE LEADER YOUR PEOPLE NEED
with the Ken Blanchard Companies
2 day, 3 points, $1,350
Learn more

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JAN 14, 2021

Authentic Leadership for WomenAUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN
with Cynthia Knapek, Lisa Zangari, and Zuri Johnson, Leadership Louisville Center
1 day, 1 point, $450
Learn more | Register now

JAN 15, 2021 

FIND YOUR VOICE & KICK SOME GLASS
with Cynthia Knapek, Lisa Zangari, and Zuri Johnson, Leadership Louisville Center
1 day, 1 point, $450
Learn more | Register now

FEB 26, 2021

Coaching Others for High Performance

COACHING OTHERS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE
with Jeb Bates, Executive Coach from ThoughtAction LLC
Learn more | Register now

1 day, 1 point, $450

MAR 24, 2021

LEAD LIKE A BOSS: LEARN HABITS TO BECOME YOUR MOST SUCCESSFUL
with Lisa Zangari and Zuri Johnson, Leadership Louisville Center
Learn more | Register now
1 day, 1 point, $450

APR 14, 2021

Influencing from the Middle: Lead your Boss, Lead your PeersINFLUENCING FROM THE MIDDLE: LEAD YOUR  BOSS, LEAD YOUR PEERS
with John Baldoni, based on his best-selling book, “Lead Your Boss: the subtle art of managing up”
1 day, 2 points, $900
Learn more | Register now

MAY 6, 2021

Developing the Leader Within YouDEVELOPING THE LEADER WITHIN YOU
with Cynthia Knapek and Zuri Johnson, Leadership Louisville Center
Learn more | Register now
1 day, 1 point, $450

JUN 17, 2021

Smart Fights: Managing Conflicts in the WorkplaceSMART FIGHTS: MANAGING CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE
with Amy Gallo, with Harvard Business Review
Learn more | Register now
1 day, 2 points, $900


Looking for a custom Green Room experience?

We can bring our training to your organization. Learn more about available talks.  Need more information? Contact us at (502) 561-0458 or email Lisa Zangari.


Continuing Education Credits

Most Green Room courses qualify for professional development credits. Learn more

About the Leadership Green Room
The Leadership Green Room offers transformational learning opportunities for every level of your organization and has quickly become the premier leadership development resource in the region. Courses immerse participants in breakthrough thinking alongside professional peers, so they can return to the workplace with greater confidence, know-how and a network of learning partners. The Leadership Green Room is the professional development arm of the Leadership Louisville Center, a trusted regional resource for 40 years. All courses are hosted at the Center’s new location at 707 W. Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky. The facility is designed to be a nationally-recognized center for leadership development and social innovation, surrounded by natural light and equipped with modern technologies and amenities. Visitors to Louisville have easy access to hotels and after-hours activities in the heart of downtown’s Museum Row.