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Connecting Leaders, Inspiring Change in Our Community

Taking it to the Next Level

Leadership Detroit offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for professionals to take their leadership agenda to the next level. We offer a unique, behind-the-scenes approach to understanding the inner workings of the region and the people that make it work.

We Challenge Assumptions

Participants tap into a diverse pool of professionals that are actively engaged from multiple perspectives in improving the quality of life in the region. The conversation is open and fluid and embraces multiple perspectives. We create a space where new ideas can emerge and where assumptions can be challenged.

We Build Relationships

Over a 10-month period, participants are able to develop multiple and unique relationships among their classmates. Highly effective leaders know and embrace the reality that relationships matter. As we move our region forward, strong relationships that foster trust among leaders from all walks of life, will be fundamental to success.

Class Size

Approximately 70 individuals annually participate in the program representing a cross section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, arts and culture, health and human services, and community development organizations.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee made up of Leadership Detroit graduates will evaluate each candidate based on the following criteria:

  1. Interest in and motivation to serve the Detroit region.
  2. Decision-making responsibility in your business/organization and/or high potential for leadership in your business/organization.
  3. Willingness and ability to facilitate change through personal leadership.
  4. Potential to exert significant influence on critical issues facing our community.
  5. Availability and full support of your employer to participate in the 10-month Leadership Detroit program.

Tentative Session Topics and Dates for 2020-2021 (Class XLII)

Sept. 10-11, 2020 – Mandatory Orientation
Oct. 15, 2020 – Our Region, Past & Present
Nov. 12, 2020  – Economic Prosperity
Dec. 10, 2020 – Educational Preparedness
Jan. 14-15, 2021 – Race & Diversity
Feb. 11, 2021 – Public Safety & The Media
March 11, 2021 – Health & Human Services
April 15, 2021 – Arts & Culture
May 13-14, 2021 – Transformational Leadership

Tuition

Chamber members:  $4,700
Non-members: $5,500

If you are not a Chamber member and applying for Leadership Detroit, we encourage you to join. The Chamber helps you to build a stronger business, connect with prospective clients and resources, reduce the cost of doing business and be a part of a community of influencers. Inquire today.

Tuition includes books, leadership tools, meals at all sessions and accommodations at overnight sessions.

 

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    • Dan
    • Piepszowski
    • Senior Director, Community Leadership Development
    • dpiepszo@detroitchamber.com
    • 313.596.0315
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