Louisville, Kentucky (June 3, 2013) – Leadership Louisville Center invites high-potential young professionals to apply for the Ignite Louisville Class of 2014, a seven-month program that grows the next generation of leaders by developing key components of leadership by building the skills, problem-solving abilities and connections for professional success.
The award-winning program, presented by Norton Healthcare, has graduated over 450 up-and-coming leaders and is now entering its eleventh year of preparing next generation talent for expanded roles in their organizations and in the community. Applications are being accepted through July 26. Visit leadershiplouisville.org for complete program and application information. Jennifer Stevens had additional details at (502) 561-5231 or [email protected]
Ignite Louisville recently earned a national award for Excellence in Innovation from the Association of Leadership Programs. Many of the region’s top corporations share their best practices and provide Ignite Louisville’s leadership training. Partners include Norton Healthcare, Yum! Brands, Brown-Forman Corp., Northwestern Mutual and the U.S. Army. Another component of the program, the exclusive Northwestern Mutual Networking Series, connects the class with high profile community leaders, developing networking skills and beneficial professional connections.
Ignite Louisville teams participate in the Yum! IGNITES Louisville Challenge and take on a project proposed by a local nonprofit to gain hands-on experience performing on a team and serving the community.
Ignite Louisville was founded by the Leadership Louisville Center in 2003 in partnership with the Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) and the Louisville Urban League Young Professionals (LULYP).
“As a recent transplant to Louisville, Ignite Louisville didn’t just open doors for me, it kicked them down! The access to training, facilities and community leaders was outstanding, and the new friendships convinced me that Louisville is a place to call home,” said Jonathan Hall, director of operational excellence for Horseshoe Southern Indiana.
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 and Bingham Fellows. 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.