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Leadership Detroit Class XLII

2022 Session Dates & Topics

  • January 20 – Relationships
  • January 21 – The Detroit Region
  • February 17 – Economic Opportunity
  • March 17 – K-12 Education
  • April 14 & 15 – Race & Diversity
  • May 12 – Public Safety & Media
    • * May 26 – Arts & Culture Tour
  • June 15 – Health & Human Services
  • June 16 – Transformational Leadership

All in-person sessions will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will also be hosting ten 90-minute virtual sessions on Leadership Development throughout the 6-month program.

Class Size

Approximately 55 individuals will be chosen to participate in the hybrid 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 6-month Leadership Detroit program.

Vaccination Requirement

All participants in Leadership Class XLII are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after receiving a second shot of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please be mindful of this requirement when nominating participants and accepting nominations. If you would like to participate but are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination due to health or religious circumstances, please contact Katy Palahang at