LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 4, 2016) – Today marks the opening of applications for the Leadership Louisville Class of 2016. Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has ensured that the community’s most influential and esteemed leaders are knowledgeable about issues, well networked and passionate about the success of the region. Many of the most dynamic leaders from all fields apply each year for the 10-month experience and only about 55 are selected to build a class representative of the community. Applications are open through May 20, 2016.
Leadership Louisville graduate Susan Duncan, dean of University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, said, “I could not believe being from Louisville and being very involved in the community how many new connections I made. The class opened up different parts of the city for me and different areas of focus. I now have the ability to collaborate with many different fields and professions, which I know will help me professionally and personally. I’m a better citizen now that I have a broader understanding of the city’s challenges and opportunities, and I’m equipped to take responsibility for making the city thrive. The Leadership Louisville experience is incredibly enriching on many levels and I see a bright future with all of the committed leaders I’ve come to know through the program.”
About Leadership Louisville: Leadership Louisville is a transformational experience for both the participants and the organization they serve. Class members commit one day a month to exploring the community and discovering what makes it distinctive, including government, education, economic development, social services and the arts. Throughout the 10-month program, participants go on exclusive tours and have hands-on experiences, all with area leaders who take on our community’s biggest challenges every day. Armed with new knowledge, connections and perspectives, Leadership Louisville graduates are prepared to take their places as effective community leaders. See a list of over 35 years of Leadership Louisville graduates. Visit www.leadershiplouisville.org/leadership-louisville/ for more program details.
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 at 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 www.leadershiplouisville.org.