New to Leadership Louisville Center? Start with Focus Louisville – register now for May 18-20 program!


Many begin their Leadership Louisville Center journey with Focus Louisville, and registration is now open for the May 2017 program.  For over 30 years, the 2 ½ day Focus Louisville program has served as the gateway for business and community leaders to explore Louisville from the inside out, leaving participants with new knowledge and connections and ready to lead as engaged citizens.

Focus Louisville is offered four times annually and registration is now open at for the remaining spring session: May 18-20. Ford Motor Company is presenting sponsor of Focus Louisville, and DMLO CPAs is a supporting sponsor of the program.

“As the home of thousands of Ford Motor Company employees, we’re invested in having strong leadership and fostering a sense of community in Louisville,” said Gabby Bruno, Regional Government Affairs Manager, Ford Motor Company.  “High quality programs like Focus Louisville allow us to take an active role in empowering more citizens to be engaged in the success of the region.”


Focus Louisville details:

With over 5,000 graduates (see list of Focus Louisville graduates) since it began in 1985, Focus Louisville is offered four times annually.  The program spans 2 ½ days and offers a whirlwind “behind the scenes” tour of the community, exploring Louisville’s history, culture, business community, economy, arts scene, educational system, social services network and government.  Participants experience hands-on learning and connections with the top leaders in every segment of our community. Focus Louisville graduates come away with knowledge of what Louisville has to offer, expanded networks across industries and sectors, increased exposure for their organizations, and are empowered to truly engage as a citizen.

Over 200 leaders, from CEOs to community volunteers, participate in Focus Louisville every year, representing the region’s top companies and nearly every industry. The program cost is $600 with scholarships available based on need.  To get more information or to register, call (502) 561-0458 or visit

Ford Motor Company is presenting sponsor of Focus Louisville.  DMLO CPAs, is a supporting sponsor.

About the Leadership Louisville Center:

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement.  Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections.  Over 6,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville.  The Leadership Green Room was launched in 2015 and serves as the training and talent development arm of the Center, expanding the resources available to the region’s business community and employee base.  In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research.  Learn more at

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