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The Next Step for
Leadership Orlando Alumni

When Leadership Orlando classes graduate, our alumni return to our community with strong connections, fresh perspective and often asking “what’s next”? Leadership Orlando 2.0 – The Impact Project answers that question.

From the ranks of more than 5,000 alumni, 30 individuals will raise their hand to be a part of each team of Leadership Orlando 2.0 – The Impact Project. This program requires a commitment to understanding the root causes underlying barriers to socio-economic mobility and an openness necessary to apply collective impact as a framework for regional solutions with outcomes that likely take a generation to be realized.

Hands-On Impact

With 46 percent of our community living paycheck to paycheck, Team I of Leadership Orlando 2.0 cemented its legacy by creating a foresight-fueled Impact on Social Mobility agenda. The agenda aligns with a model for broad-based prosperity and calls for leaders to think about these challenges in a different way.

Team II participants will be immersed in barriers the workforce in the region face every day and will use Team I’s framework to build a strategy for impact on social mobility aimed at addressing our challenges of affordable housing, transportation options and well-being. Tackling such complex challenges will require candid conversations and willingness to think differently. Join us as we give freedom to think about the long-term impact of the issues that are driving our region.

Leadership Orlando 2.0 Team 1

“In order to solve some of these very complex problems we face as a community, we need to start thinking about how we all work together in a different way…”

– JoAnn Newman

President & CEO at Orlando Science Center

Collective Impact on Social Mobility

Compared to the national average of 18 percent, a child born in Parramore has just a 2 percent chance of reaching the top fifth of the income distribution. Across the street in College Park the probability of the same economic progress is 28 percent. How can there be so much disparity between two adjacent neighborhoods?

From the ranks of more than 5,000 alumni, two dozen executives stepped forward to pioneer Leadership Orlando 2.0 – The Impact Project to understand the root causes underlying barriers to socio-economic mobility. Their goal includes taking what they learned and applying collective impact as a framework for regional solutions. Tackling such complex challenges requires candid conversations and the activation of the Orlando region’s capacity for collective leadership. Team I reflected a diverse group across industry sectors, gender, race and ideology, all working together to study and understand the critical components of social mobility. Their work is just the beginning and will require the efforts of future teams to produce outcomes that will likely take a generation to be realized.

Team I of Leadership Orlando 2.0 – The Impact Project has cemented its legacy by creating a foresight-fueled collective impact agenda aligned with a model for broad-based prosperity that will empower future leaders. Team I calls for the business community to champion this imperative in each of Orlando’s underserved neighborhoods.

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READY TO ENROLL?

Join Team II Today

Team II is open to 30 Leadership Orlando graduates.
Tuition is $4,000 and includes all program costs, meals, receptions and graduation.

Questions? Contact Danielle Permenter

Lisa Winklebauer

Director, Leadership Orlando

Danielle Permenter

Senior Director, Regional Talent Initiatives

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