Mission: Broadens the perspectives of current and emerging leaders through experiential education that inspires them to advance kentucky.
Programs: Leadership kentucky foundation, inc. Is organized to meet an expressed need of emerging kentucky leaders. Through a series of seven monthly, two-day sessions, held in various locations in the state, our participants are educated about the state of kentucky and its challenges. They meet and talk with kentucky's current leaders and through a systematic educational program, explore the state's opportunities, needs and resources. Kentucky's rich cultural heritage and its unique diversity are woven throughout the curriculum that features the state's economy, education, health and human services, law and justice, and the environment. In addition, leadership kentucky provides a thought-provoking experience focusing on the attributes of leadership and what it means to be a leader. By visiting various regions of the commonwealth, class participants develop an enhanced view and a new meaning to the word community that spans the entire state. During 2014 we chose and led a class of 64 leaders from across the state to fulfill our mission. Our selected participants were required to pay tuition of $3,000 for 2014. For this investment, the participant and their sponsoring business or organization sees a return on that investment of approximately $8,700 in meals, expert speakers, books and program content. Additional return on investment is seen through the class content as they learn firsthand the complex critical issues facing kentucky and its citizens; their broadened circle of contacts and new alliances build across the state; they are educated, prepared and inspired and return to their respective communities and achieve an even higher level of civic participation in a united effort to make kentucky a better place for all of its citizens.
Since 1984, Leadership Kentucky has assembled diverse groups of professionals at various locations across the Commonwealth for the purpose of discussing major issues facing the state. Through these discussions and the network built by this assembly, those involved become informed and prepared to take ideas back to their communities and places of work. As a result, businesses and communities benefit individually and the Commonwealth benefits as a whole. I believe the Leadership Kentucky program is an excellent investment in Kentucky’s future. As a graduate and board member, I give this program my highest endorsement.
The Leadership Kentucky Foundation provides an excellent opportunity for our organization, the Kentucky Retail Federation, to reach an audience of emerging and existing leaders from throughout the Commonwealth. As a graduate, I can personally attest to the quality of the education and development opportunities available to participants. Even today, years later, I find myself calling on my Leadership Kentucky classmates and connections for both professional and personal purposes. I'm honored and proud to support Leadership Kentucky.