This annual multi-session, community-based program grooms participants for a lifelong commitment to leadership by delving into key issues that affect the Detroit region and challenging them to bring about positive change. Leadership Detroit programming and events are below.
Follow the LeaderFollow the Leader is an exclusive opportunity for Leadership Detroit graduates to go behind-the-scenes to hear from a leader in the community. Featured leaders discuss challenges and lessons learned in their career and how this has impacted their unique leadership style and decision making.
Dave Egner, Executive Director, New Economy Initiative (NEI)
Dr. Herman Gray, Executive Vice President, Pediatric Health Services, Detroit Medical Center/Tenet Health Corporation
There has a lot of buzz regarding the future of Detroit’s neighborhoods. Over the past 20 years, foundations have been making targeted investments particularly in areas where there is a high concentration of school aged children. These neighborhoods include: Brightmoor, Cody/Rouge, Northend also known as Central, Osborn, Chadsey/Condon in Southwest Detroit, and Vernor in Southwest Detroit. The Leadership Detroit School Tour will visit 2 to 3 of these neighborhoods to give you a chance to see and hear what is going at the “grass roots” level.
Leadership Detroit offers current class members and alumni the exclusive opportunity to explore two high-performing schools located in the city of Detroit. The selected schools are focused on helping students graduate and prepare for their future, whether it be attaining higher education or joining the workforce.