Ready to build a more inclusive, vibrant and sustainable community? 

Then apply to become part of LeadingEdge 2021 or LeadershipClass 2021.

How to Choose your Program:

WHAT IS LEADINGEDGE? IS IT FOR ME?

LeadingEdge offers emerging leaders the opportunity to strengthen their leadership capabilities, create connections with community leaders and move beyond volunteerism into board service through our partnership with Boardbuild.


  • Are rising stars in their profession
  • Serve in a leadership capacity in organizations related to their career, academic institution or other young professionals organization
  • Are outstanding volunteers for non-profit organizations
  • Aspire to decision-making roles on community boards and/or city commissions

WHAT IS LEADERSHIPCLASS? IS IT FOR ME?

The LeadershipClass addresses vital issues impacting Fort Worth by engaging established leaders. The program features a series of sector-focused days to broaden perspectives about how Fort Worth operates. Through the program’s Issues Initiative projects participants collaborate to connect their networks and resources to address key community challenges.

  • 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 significant volunteer leadership, ideally at the board level, experience with community/civic organizations

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