Developing the Leader Within YouThis course is based on the best-selling book by John Maxwell

Why this Course

Leaders are not just born, they develop by intentional learning.  Originally published 25 years ago, Developing the Leader Within You, is a classic on all aspiring leaders’ bookshelves. After being updated for today’s leaders, it now shares leadership insights and practices that withstand the test of time. This workshop will help you develop the vision, values, influence, and motivation that are trademarks of successful leaders. Whether you are just beginning your leadership journey or simply investing in continued growth we’ll show you that the position doesn’t make the leader – the leader makes the position.

Who it’s for

Individual contributors, supervisors, and managers

Learning Outcomes

  • Build trust through personal integrity
  • Create positive change and understand the process involved
  • Develop crucial problem-solving techniques
  • Articulate visions and goals for your organization
  • Become character-driven vs. being emotion-driven


May 6, 2021 | 1 Full Day ($450) | Hybrid Course (classroom & streaming)

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Leadership Louisville Center members receive $50 off – contact us for discount code.
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About the facilitators

Cynthia KnapekA certified John Maxwell instructor, Cynthia Knapek has been an active civic leader in Louisville for over 20 years.  In 2012, she was named President of the Leadership Louisville Center, only the fifth director the organization has had since its founding in 1979.

Before joining the Center, she was Executive Director of Brightside, an innovative public/private partnership that works to build civic pride and keep Louisville clean and green.  Cynthia was named to Business First’s Top 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2001 and recognized as Today’s Woman’s “Way to Go Woman” in 2006.  She was a founding member and the first president of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville.  She is a graduate of the Bingham Fellows Class of 2009 and of Leadership Network in 2006.

Cynthia is active in many community organizations and serves on the boards of the University of Louisville Alumni Association, the Mayor’s Commission on Public Art, the Catholic Education Foundation and on the advisory board for the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. Cynthia holds her masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Louisville.

Zuri Johnson

Continuing Education Credits (CEU)

The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) has pre-approved this workshop for 6.5 re-certification credit hours. This program is also valid for 6.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

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Zuri Johnson is the Leadership Development Manager at the Leadership Louisville Center, where she inspires and equips leaders to be better and do better through the design and delivery of innovative and effective leadership development courses, workshops, and talks as well as civic engagement experiences.

Prior to joining the Center, Zuri spent eight years as a training development specialist in professional development in state government with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). There she created the KYTC Minority Internship Program, spearheaded the first state-wide Diversity in Leadership Symposium. She earned her M.P.A with double concentrations in nonprofit organizations and human resource management, and a BA in communications from Kentucky State University.

Zuri founded her women’s empowerment organization, Queenly Behavior, in 2015 where she has facilitated learning and networking opportunities with Christian influences for professional and post-grad women to inspire passion and action steps toward their dreams.

Contact us

Need more information? Contact Zuri Johnson, or call (502) 561-0458.