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Leadership Orlando

Leadership Orlando

Supporting Business and Community Leaders

With over 7,000 graduates, Leadership Orlando is Central Florida’s only community leadership program that spans our entire seven-county region and is the largest program in America, offering multiple classes each year.

Applications are no longer being accepted for Class 106. If you would like to learn more about a future class, click the button below and complete the form.

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    Enrich our Family of Communities

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    Expand Personal and Professional Networks

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    Enhance Your Knowledge of Central Florida

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    Explore Regional Issues and Assets

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    Engage with Established and Emerging Leaders

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The Largest Community Leadership Program in America

What is Leadership Orlando?

For over 45 years, Leadership Orlando has provided business and community leaders with the opportunity to explore the Central Florida Region while building lasting relationships with professional peers.

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About the Program

Leadership Orlando counts many of today’s leaders including elected officials, law enforcement officials, educators and influential CEOs among its ranks, reaching across and beyond the seven-county Central Florida Region.

✓ Nine full-day sessions over eight months
✓ Participants include a cross-section of business and community leaders representing the seven-county region
✓ Cutting-edge, research-based curriculum on the most current regional topics
✓ “Access” to experiential learning only available to Leadership Orlando Participants
✓ $4,000 tuition for Orlando Economic Partnership investors, or $5,000 for non-investors. This includes all program costs, meals, receptions and graduation.
✓ No application, just a short enrollment form


“The beauty of the Leadership Orlando experience is that it helps you to see the big picture so clearly…”

– Michael Armbruster, Ed.D.

Graduate, LO90; Class Chair, LO94

What’s In It For Me?

Everything… as long as making yourself more valuable to your company and to your community is important to you.

This program provides more than an education, it helps cultivate your relationships and prepare our region for the future.

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    Developing Strategic Foresight Skills

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    Expanding Your Network and Building Long-Lasting Connections

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    High-Energy Learning Through Hands-On Experience

What’s In It For My Company?

Your company will benefit from a proven development program that helps expand your scope and reach.

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    Increases Community Exposure and Awareness

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    Creates Opportunities to Market Your Company

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    Enhances Your Talent Pipeline

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Current & Upcoming Classes

Check out the latest Leadership Orlando class schedule and directories.

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Class Chairs

Learn more about past and present Leadership Orlando Class Chairs.

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Leadership Orlando Alumni

Since its inception, Leadership Orlando has graduated over 7,000 community and business professionals.

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Black Boardroom Leadership Institute

BBLI is a transformational program designed to help grow a talent pipeline of Black leaders and drive change on nonprofit boards in the Orlando region. BBLI seeks to address the significant diversity gap among Orlando’s nonprofit boards of directors.


Leadership Orlando

If you would like more information, contact Lisa Winkelbauer, Director of Leadership Orlando, or complete the short form.

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