Executive Class 2022

If you want to change the world, start with your city. There’s a lot of truth in that.  Our efforts to make a difference are more likely to have an impact if we focus our energy and passion on our local communities rather than at a state or national level. Making a lasting difference requires strong community leadership.

That’s where Leadership Memphis comes in.  We prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community.

The Leadership Memphis Executive Program brings together the brightest and most experienced leaders, decision-makers, influencers and connectors in the greater Memphis community, with the goals of learning more about our great city, celebrating our community’s assets and digging deeper into complex issues and challenges facing the Greater Memphis area. Over a nine-month period, participants in the Executive Program are immersed in an intensive experience aimed at building on existing personal and professional leadership skills, developing relationships and networks that drive and accelerate positive change, and delivering an ever-expanding pool of knowledgeable community leaders who are increasingly capable of taking the Memphis-metro area to the next level and then some.

Amazing things happen along the way — the attributes for a great community leader are the same attributes that are needed for leaders in successful organizations. There is no doubt that the Executive Program is a unique form of professional development experienced through our community-based intensive program. Participants learn a lot about themselves as leaders and facilitators of change, role models for teamwork and collaboration, and champions for disruptive innovation and critical thinking.  They are challenged to stretch themselves and apply newly learned or refreshed skills out of their “comfort zone” — in circumstances and with people that are new to them.  Those learnings can translate to more effective leadership in sponsoring organizations.

We are now taking applications for the 2022 Executive Program which will begin in August 2021 and run through April 2022.

Ideal Executive Program participants are individuals seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the Memphis community with a focus on how to more effectively work together and leverage assets. Participants graduate better equipped to serve as agents of change for the good of the whole community.

Tuition for the Executive Program is $4,995 plus $35 application fee and covers all program materials, meals, and cost of activities. Limited scholarships are available.

Application/Nomination Process

The Executive Program consists of executive level professionals committed to the curriculum requirements and expectations of the organization. Participants are determined by using a selective nomination process. Nominations are typically made by upper-level corporate and community leaders and Leadership Memphis alumni. Self-nominations are encouraged. Selections are made and the cohort is announced in July.

To apply for the Executive Class of 2022, click here to complete and submit the online application!

What Participants Say

“Overall, I really enjoyed the program and it helped me gain an even greater appreciation for Memphis.  I really enjoyed the opening advance…. Having an opportunity to actually walk the city and learn about so many wonderful places and agencies that I might have only had a passing familiarity with was wonderful.”

“This has been a great experience!  It has made me a better leader and I am in love with Memphis!”

“The networking value alone is an important reason to participate in Leadership Memphis. However, having the opportunity to positively effect change in our communities by impacting the lives of Memphians is the ultimate selling point of the program.”

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To accept your nomination for the Executive Class of 2022, click here to complete and submit the online application!