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Applications now open for 2020 Ignite Louisville classes

(L to R): Brian Lightsy, Farm Credit Mid-America; Maria Schaefer, Humana Inc.; Shannon Rickett, University of Louisville; Amanda Regan, GE Appliances; Katie Curran, Galt House Hotel; and Lavel White, Louisville Metro Government.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Leadership Louisville Center invites high-potential professionals to apply for its Ignite Louisville program, which offers two classes each year. The award-winning program, presented by Norton Healthcare, has graduated over 1,000 rising leaders since 2004 and prepares next-generation talent for expanded roles in their organizations and in the community.

Applications are now open through Feb. 24 for the next two classes. One will be April – October 2020 and the other will be October 2020 – April 2021. Visit www.leadershiplouisville.org for complete program and application details, or contact Aimee Jewell at (502) 561-5221, [email protected].

The Leadership Louisville Center will host an overview session about the program 7:30-9 a.m. Jan. 28. All are invited, but RSVPs are necessary and available at this link https://www.leadershiplouisville.org/ignite-louisville/ignite-louisville-information-session/

Ignite Louisville is a six-month program that is the region’s highest credential for emerging leaders. Participants enjoy exclusive access to leadership training from the Leadership Louisville Center and top partners including Norton Healthcare, Brown-Forman Corp., the U.S. Army and David Novak’s Leadership Program.

In addition to the program’s core curriculum, Ignite Louisville teams participate in the Ignite Louisville Challenge and take on a project proposed by a local nonprofit, gaining hands-on experience performing on a team and serving the community.

Participating nonprofits benefit from the expertise and energy of the teams, who each invest hundreds of hours with their nonprofit agency. The challenge component comes in as the teams are competing to be named a winner to receive a contribution for their nonprofit partners. Since the first class graduated in 2005, Ignite Louisville participants have worked on over 125 projects for area nonprofits to plan, execute and sustain new strategies for success.

Nonprofits interested in working with an Ignite Louisville team may submit a proposal through February 14, 2020. For additional details, visit https://www.leadershiplouisville.org/who-we-are/how-we-help-nonprofits/.