Leadership Starts Here



For 15 years, Nashville Emerging Leaders has been instrumental in supporting the growth of the next generation of Nashville's leaders. This 11-week leadership training program is designed to support young professionals by connecting them other leaders in the community, deep self-exploration, and intentional team-building. Each year, approximately 30 individuals are chosen through a rigorous selection process to participate in a series of weekly sessions led and moderated by the team at Strategy and Leadership.



Young professionals from a variety of professional industries, backgrounds, and life experiences come together.


Every Monday night, classmates gather together to learn from community leaders.


Participants apply what they’ve learned by working on group projects to address issues concerning the city.

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Applications for the class of 2019 are no longer available, but it’s never too early to plan for 2020! If you’re interested in applying for a future Nashville Emerging Leaders class, request an application now.