Leadership Development


 An Organization of Regional Leaders

Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK)  powered by uses the community as a classroom to develop leaders who will effectively serve the region. The programs are designed to help a diverse group of potential, emerging, and existing community leaders acquire an understanding of the strengths and challenges of the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area, and the skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to address them. The curriculum for each session changes based on the needs of the region for that specific topic.

  • Participation in Leadership Northern Kentucky is open to persons living, working, or playing in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area.
  • Attendance at the overnight retreat and monthly sessions is mandatory.
  • If accepted into Leadership NKY, you and/or your company or organization will be obligated for the tuition fee of $2,500 for Chamber members and $3,000 for non-members. If selected, tuition is non-refundable. This will cover all program costs including orientation lodging, meals, materials, supplies and supplemental transportation throughout the year.
  • There is a $30 non-refundable application fee.
  • Completed applications must be submitted no later than May 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


About the Program

The Leadership NKY program is a nine-month long program that begins with an Orientation/Welcome Reception in September and ending in May with a graduation celebration. The class meets one day a month for a day-long session on the different topics such as Economic Development, Cultural Competence, Government, etc.

How Leadership NKY Benefits Your Organization

Your organization benefits immeasurably by participation in Leadership NKY as a result of the lasting, quality relationships that develop between class members, alumni and community leaders.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Class participation
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Sponsorships

 Possible Leadership Topics

  • Orientation/Welcome
  • Economic Development
  • Cultural Competence
  • Government
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Justice
  • Education


Learn More

To learn more about Leadership NKY or to make a donation to the NKY Chamber Foundation, contact Dawn Denham at ddenham@nkychamber.com or 859-578-6388.

Click Here to access the alumni directory.


Our future should be in good hands

Regional Youth Leadership (RYL) serves the future workforce of our region, specifically high school juniors in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The experiential nature of RYL provides the opportunity for unique collaboration among a diverse group of students from the Tri-State region attending public, private and home schools in urban, rural and suburban schools.


About the Program

Using the community as our classroom, we collaborate with local business and civic leaders as well as individual schools to enhance the educational experience and complement academic classroom learning. As a non-profit affiliate of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce we are in a unique position to convene a diverse group of stakeholders invested in the success of our youth and future workforce. 

Our seven-month program begins with an Orientation/Welcome reception in September and ends in March with a graduation celebration. The class meets one day a month for a day-long session where they are exposed to the complex issues and challenges of our region, introduced to available resources and encouraged to identify their roles and responsibilities as young leaders.


Possible youth leadership topics explored through the program include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Competence
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health
  • Inclusion
  • Justice
  • Leadership


Get Involved:

Organizations are able to connect with this elite group of young leaders who will be the future workforce. RYL is an opportunity for organizations to invest in the success of our youth and future workforce.

Your time and talents will help develop the skills of our future workforce

Corporate Sponsorships

501(3)c donations
You can provide an opportunity for more students to enhance their leadership skills and learn more about our region through scholarship donations.

Learn More About Regional Youth Leadership

To learn how your organization can benefit from Regional Youth Leadership, contact Ann Marie Whelan at amwhelan@nkychamber.com or 859.578.6398.

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