Committed to Impact

LeadershipClass is a nine-month program that exposes established leaders to the diverse needs and issues facing the community and enables them to become Community Trustees of Fort Worth’s future. The program features a series of sector-focused days that provide insight into how Fort Worth operates.


Listen, Care and Lead form the foundation for skill development. In addition, we provide opportunities to develop in the areas of Adaptive Leadership; Collaboration/Team-building; Relationship Building; Networking; Project Management; Presentation / Communication Skills.


  • 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 Issues Initiatives


Tuition for the LeadershipClass of 2025 is $3,500. Participating in Leadership Fort Worth requires a commitment of time and resources. For a dynamic program experience for all participants, Leadership Fort Worth ensures that leaders from every industry are represented. Through donor support, we extend partial tuition waivers to program participants who work for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or are part of a small business. You may request a partial tuition waiver in your application which is due each year on June 30.


The LeadershipClass program begins in September with an opening retreat and concludes in June with a closing retreat. Program days occur once or twice a month on Thursdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
Attendance is required at the opening and closing retreats.

6/30/2024 Application Due
8/29/2024 Get Acquainted Social
9/12/2024 Opening Retreat Day One
9/13/2024 Opening Retreat Day Two
10/3/2024 Program Day
10/24/2024 Program Day
11/14/2024 Program Day
12/5/2024 Program Day
1/23/2025 Program Day
2/20/2025 Program Day
3/20/2025 Program Day
4/17/2025 Program Day
5/8/2025 Make Up Program Day (If needed)
5/15/2025 Closing Retreat

For more information, please contact:
Sara Fairley, MA
Program Director – LeadershipClass and LeadingEdge