About Leadership Detroit

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 nearly 2,000 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.

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

During the 9-month hybrid program, 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.


Leadership Detroit creates awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region, covering a wide range of topics, to understand the inner workings of the region and the people that make it work. We also provide personal leadership development training, giving participants a set of practical tools and frameworks to reduce drama, attract, and retain top talent and increase engagement. Our goal is to create a space where assumptions can be challenged and new ideas can emerge.


Tuition includes books, leadership tools, and meals at all sessions.
Chamber members: $4,700 and Future members: $5,500 (2021-2022 Rates)


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