LeadingEdge offers emerging leaders in their mid 20s to mid 30s an opportunity to strengthen leadership practices, create connections with community leaders and move beyond volunteerism into board service. Learn more
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Leading Edge 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.
The Leadership Class 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.
Leader Prime helps CEOs new to Fort Worth (or new in their role) make more productive decisions because of their orientation to the culture, leaders and trends in Fort Worth. In addition, CEOs will be given opportunities for civic connections that will give them a greater personal and professional impact on the community.
Emerging leaders (typically in their mid-20s to under 40) seeking to establish their engagement as a Community Trustee in the FW community at a Board level.
Established leaders, with key decision-maker board-level experience, who would like to become more engaged in the Fort Worth community at a Community Trustee level.
CEOs/top decision-makers and spouses, new to Fort Worth and/or their professional roles seeking to learn more about how Fort Worth works and how they can contribute as Community Trustees.
The LFW Selection Committee seeks individuals who....
The Program Experience
Leadership Skills/ Competencies
Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) Competencies (based on The Leadership Challenge). Through a combination of lecture and experience-based training, the competencies are practiced and developed.
The LPI competencies are:
The Community Trusteeship Competencies: Listen, Care and Lead form the foundation for skill development. In addition, we provide opportunities to develop in the areas of:
The Community Trusteeship Competencies
January – June (Virtual in 2021)
Fridays, once or twice per month 11:30am – 5:00pmTwo mandatory one-day retreats at the beginning and end of the program
January – June
(Virtual in 2021)
Thursdays, twice per month
9:30am – 5:00pm
Two mandatory retreats:
Dates vary – typically 1Q of each year.
$2,200 – applications accepted through
October 30, 2020A limited number of partial tuition waivers, aimed at helping non-profit and small business employees, are available based on need.
$2,750 – applications accepted through October 30, 2020A limited number of partial tuition waivers, aimed at helping non-profit and small business employees, are available based on need.
$4000 – candidate$2850 – spouse of candidate