2018 Executive Program

Leadership memphis prepares and mobilizes leaders to work together for the good of the whole community 

Leadership Memphis is dedicated to equipping individuals to have a positive, practical impact in the community. In every way possible.Our programs literally bring people together. Multiculturalism and inclusion are not abstract theories to us – they are foundational. Building on that foundation, we add a balanced curriculum of community education, experiential learning, leadership training, collaborative exercises and hands-on activities.Leadership Memphis participants gain a deeper understanding of the interconnected issues facing our community. And in the process, collectively and individually, they become better connected, better prepared, and more motivated to effect positive change.


2016 Executive Program MEM 3-2-1

80 Mid-South leaders attended the 3-day, 2-night opening advance for Leadership Memphis' 2016 Executive Program August 25-27.They toured St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and learned more about its international and community impact, rock climbed at BRIDGES, USA, participated in team building exercises led by F&H Solutions Group, and more.www.leadershipmemphis.org/executives

Posted by Leadership Memphis on Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Designed for Impact

Our original (and ever-evolving) Leadership Memphis executive program brings together the brightest local exes so they can learn more about themselves, each other and the greater community. This creates a powerful forum for networking, learning, and doing in ways that maximize community impact.The Executive Program does not teach participants to be leaders - it helps leaders learn about our community.  While always insightful for newcomers to the Memphis area, even natives and long-term Memphians are amazed at what they learn and re-learn about our community. Together we identify how community leaders can play a role in creating the change necessary to make Memphis a City of Choice. The program includes candid, sometimes tough, and always enlightening conversations with local movers and shakers, and interactive class activities. There is also a service learning project helping local high school students increase post-secondary attainment and career awareness. 


This program is ideally suited for experienced leaders who are ready to make a bigger or more effective difference in the community. Leadership Memphis brings together smart cross-sector leaders from business, non-profit, academics, government, faith, neighborhoods, the arts, and professionals. Participants co-create the class experience by sharing their perspectives and knowledge, forging relationships with other leaders who care about the same things, and applying what they learn and what they know to guide students in a Shelby County school.



Your Commitment

The Executive Program consists of an intensive three-day, two-night retreat (called Memphis 3-2-1) followed by 11 class days, September through April, plus 30 community service hours supporting public schools.Tuition for the Leadership Memphis Executive Program is $3,995. This covers overnight accommodations for the retreat, program materials, meals, and activity costs.Financial arrangements are flexible and may be adjusted according to individual and organizational needs. A participation agreement is required prior to final acceptance.A limited amount of scholarship funding is available. For more information about, contact Leadership Memphis at (901) 278-0016. Tuition for the Executive Program is considered non-refundable with the following conditions:  

  • Withdrawal before April 23, 2017: Full tuition refund of 100%
  • Withdrawal after April 23, 2017: Partial tuition refund of 75%
  • Withdrawal after June 1, 2017: Partial tuition refund of 25%
  • Withdrawal after July 1, 2017: No refund.

***Dates are subject to change***



For any questions regarding the application process or to provide a nomination, contact Latoria "Tori" Taylor, Vice President, at ttaylor@leadershipmemphis.org or at (901) 278-0016.  

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."

"The Executive Program is an experience that every citizen in Memphis should experience. Well done."

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



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