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Leadership Orlando

Leadership Orlando

Enrich Our Family of Communities

Developing and connecting regional leaders is vital to the success of our region. An important aspect of becoming a strong leader is having the courage, foresight, and humility to realize what you don’t know. Leadership Orlando creates opportunities to observe, interact and learn from public, private and independent sector leaders throughout Central Florida. It provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to take the appropriate steps toward accomplishing your professional and personal goals.

Are you ready to use your expertise and passion to advance a cause that will change and strengthen our region? Do you want to step inside the circle of decision-making that is shaping the future? Leadership Orlando recruits, cultivates, and encourages established and emerging leaders to better serve our region. Through this one-of-a-kind experiential curriculum, you will learn the most important aspect of leadership –– You can follow a leader or BE ONE.

Class 107 begins September 11, 2024. The enrollment deadline is Friday, August 23.

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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 50 years, Leadership Orlando has provided business and community leaders with the opportunity to explore the Orlando region while building lasting relationships with professional peers.

With over 7,000 graduates, Leadership Orlando is the largest program in America, offering multiple classes each year.

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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 Orlando region.

✓ Nine full-day sessions over eight months
✓ Participants include a cross-section of business and community leaders throughout Central Florida
✓ 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/selection process – 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, improve your company culture, enhance employee engagement, strengthen interpersonal relationships, and make a positive impact on our communities.

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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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