Connecting Leaders, Inspiring Change in Our Community
Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with over 1,500 alumni. Launched in 1979, the program aims to create awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region and to challenge emerging and existing community leaders to bring about positive change in the community through informed leadership.
Class XXXV Nominations Now Open
If you know someone who would be an ideal candidate for Leadership Detroit, please nominate them as a potential leader and participant in Class XXXV. Applications are due Friday, May 24. Start the process today by clicking here.
Why Should I Participate?
Leadership Detroit offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for professionals to take their leadership agenda to the next level. Leadership Detroit offers a unique, behind the scenes approach to understanding the inner workings of the region and the people that make it work. Participants tap into a diverse pool of professionals and enhance their contribution to the community with a variety of opinions and solutions that focus on the following key areas:
- Inspiring a Shared Vision
- Challenging the Process
- Modeling the Way
- Enabling Others to Act
- Encouraging the Heart
The leadership development component of the program is derived from the research of Kouzes and Posner, authors of “The Leadership Development Challenge: How to get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations.”
Approximately 65 individuals annually participate in the program, representing a cross section of the community including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.
Participants must have full support of the corporation or organization they represent. Attendance at the orientation retreat is mandatory and attendance at each session is expected. Participants may not miss more than two sessions. Those who fail to fulfill the attendance requirements will not graduate. The commitment is 12 full days over 9 months.
Tuition is $3,500 per person for Detroit Regional Chamber members ($3,950 for non-chamber members). A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Session dates for class XXXV are:
**September 19-20, 2013
October 17, 2013
November 14, 2013
December 12, 2013
January 23-24, 2014
February 13, 2014
March 20, 2014
April 17, 2014
May 15-16, 2014
** Denotes overnight session, the two-day sessions in January and May are not overnight.