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The Leadership Academy

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22 North Front Street No 500 Memphis TN 38103 USA


New memphis forges a prosperous and vital new memphis by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent in order to move memphis forward by delivering programs that empower and inspire individuals to further develop the strengths of our city.


The leadership development intensive begins with a three-and-a-half day training experience delivered two or three times a year in partnership with the center for creative leadership. More than 600 executive-level business and civic leaders have completed this program which empowers established leaders to better understand and use their strengths to move memphis forward. Every year this growing number of leaders represents the driving force of the leadership academy: the greatest catalyst of positive transformation in any community is strong and engaged leaders. These leaders spend community time mentoring at-risk youth; serving on boards and committees based on referrals made by the acacdemy; advising the fellows on their community action projects; engaging and presenting at the celebrate what's right luncheons; and working to attract and acclimate top talent to memphis.

the fellows program is a 12-month engagementthat gives high-potential, emerging leaders the tools, experiences and connections needed to become change agents, inclusive leaders and qualified city ambassadors. Core to the curriculum is the development and implementation of community action projects (cap) designed to build capacity of existing nonprofit organizations. There are currently 100 cap at work in our community.

embark was developed to equip promising young professionals with the training to set a course for their career and the opportunity to network with others ready to make a difference in the community.

the memphis connect toolkit- assists hr professionals in their efforts to recruit and retain talent to memphis. This program highlights local vibrancy and provides opportunities for employees, prospects and newcomers to connect with the community. Approximately 2,500 people benefited from this program. Center for excellence in education - works with the shelby county schools, new leaders for new schools, memphis independent schools and the tn charter school association to provide principals and teachers first-class leadership training designed to empower educators to realize the potential in every child. Celebrate what's right in memphis - luncheon series that highlights what gives our city life and why we are proud to live and work here. Memphis - the summer experience - summer interns in memphis meet peers,established city leaders and learn about the city (2,500 persons benefited).

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