LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2016) – After two successful classes to date, applications are open for the third class of Leadership Louisville Center’s Encore Louisville program.
Designed to give community trustees an encore, this program connects retired or retiring leaders in an advisory capacity with local nonprofits organizations in need of their experience, wisdom, and strategic vision.
“Encore classes have already contributed expertise to 35 nonprofit organizations valued at over $120,000,” according to Dan Rivers, Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual and a Leadership Louisville Center board member.
Northwestern Mutual is the presenting sponsor for the innovative program, which is believed to be the first of its kind among leadership programs in the United States.
Applications for the Encore Louisville Class of 2017 will be accepted through Oct. 17 at www.leadershiplouisville.org. Individuals interested in staying engaged in civic leadership and with their professional peers despite career transitions are encouraged to apply. The upcoming program year begins in Dec. 2016 and ends in Nov. 2017.
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.