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The Leadership Class addresses vital issues impacting Fort Worth by engaging established leaders in discussions and challenging them to engage their networks and resources to make a positive impact.

Program Details

Objectives

  • Exposes established leaders to the diverse needs and issues in the community
  • Creates connections between leaders related to those issues and develops relationships to move projects forward
  • Enhances community leadership capabilities through group processes
  • Aligns personal passions and resources with vital issues to be addressed through small group Issues Initiative work

Target Audience

  • Established leaders who are key decision makers

Selection Committee seeks individuals who…

  • Are leaders in their chosen profession, most often at the “Director” level and above
  • Have a strong record of achievement in community/civic activities
  • Have demonstrated decision-making experience on a broad array of community boards/organizations
  • Have been involved in a non-profit organization for many years at a volunteer leadership level

Schedule

  • September through May
  • Typically Thursdays, once a month
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (including two hours for Issues Initiative group meetings)
  • Mandatory retreats are scheduled at the beginning and end of the program. An overnight hotel stay is included in the two-day opening retreat. The closing retreat is a full-day from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Issues Initiatives

The Issues Initiative Groups are a tangible way for class members to connect their resources and engage the LFW membership at large to address key issues.

Size

  • 45 – 55 people, depending on diversity of applicant pool

Tuition

  • $2,750, A limited number of partial tuition waivers are available based on need.