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Leadership Center

Leadership CincinnatiUSA®

The Cincinnati region’s flagship community leadership development program designed for the established, seasoned leader who is passionate about making a difference.

What is Leadership Cincinnati?

Leadership Cincinnati is an immersive civic engagement and development program for established leaders in c-suite or senior executive positions. This is an experience-based program designed to help established leaders gain a deeper understanding of the region’s assets and challenges, while also expanding their networks and realizing their legacy.

Program Objectives

  • Discover new ways to strengthen personal leadership performance and efficacy.
  • Elevate personal leadership presence and influence within the region.
  • Establish long-lasting relationships with peers in similar life stages and ambitions.
  • Expand their understanding of the region’s current and long-standing successes and challenges.
  • Identify new ways to make purposeful impact in the region.
  • Join other inspirational leaders and collaborate on methods to cultivate a more prosperous and thriving community.

Target Participants
Established Leaders – C-Suite and Senior Executives


Leadership Cincinnati focuses on providing valued content, hands on experiences, and conversations with thought leaders from the Cincinnati community. Each session is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of key community topics and community interconnections and ways to further their engagement through their current roles.

A two-day camp retreat kicks off the class, allowing participants to come together and begin long-lasting relationships. The most valuable components of the program are often the relationships and connections formed.

Possible topics include

  • Arts & Culture, Economic Development, Education, Health & Wellness, Human Services, Inclusion, Justice, Regionalism, Transportation


Class 47 Program Timeframe

September 2023 – May 2024
Sessions run from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

  • September 7, 2023 Kick-Off & Distinguished Alumni Event (3 – 9 p.m.)
  • *September 21-22, 2023 Opening Retreat (Overnight; 9 a.m. Thursday – 4 p.m. Friday)
  • October 12, 2023 Class Session
  • October 26, 2023 Class Session
  • November 16, 2023 Class Session
  • December 14, 2023 Class Session (9 a.m.– 9 p.m.)
  • January 25, 2024 Class Session
  • *Friday, February 16, 2024 Inclusion Session (9 a.m. – 9 p.m., no overnight)
  • *Saturday, February 17, 2024 Inclusion Retreat (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • March 21, 2024 Class Session
  • April 18, 2024 Class Session
  • May 9-10, 2024Closing Retreat (Overnight; 9 a.m. Thursday – 2 p.m. Friday)
  • May 23, 2024 Graduation (3 – 8 p.m.)


Applications for Class 48 open March 5th. To receive notifications when applications open up, please fill out the form below.

Application Fee

$50 (non-refundable). Applicants will be asked to pay via credit card at the end of the online application process.

Questions? Contact Sean Comer at


$6,000 for Chamber Members

$7,000 for non Chamber Members
*Partial scholarships may be available for those with financial need, and can be requested within the application. Payment plan options are also available.

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Meet Your Program Leader
Sean Comer
Sean Comer
Vice President, Leadership Center

Discover the Right Leadership Center Program for You

The Leadership Center at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber offers leadership development programs that are built to grow and strengthen the regional talent base by developing civic-minded leaders. If you’re an individual looking to apply or a talent leader interested in sending employees through our programs, let us help you find the programs best suited for your goals.