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The One, The Only, Leadership Rochester

Leadership Rochester is a pioneer in providing civic leadership education in Greater Rochester. Leadership Rochester was created as a collaborative effort among Greater Rochester's top leaders in 1991.  The organization identifies leaders or emerging leaders in Rochester who demonstrate strong leadership ability or potential in their community or profession.

Leadership Rochester Program (Adults)

For over 25 years, the Leadership Rochester Program has been the leading civic and community education program for professionals and community leaders in Greater Rochester. This program brings together a cohort class of established or up and coming leaders from the community and immerses them in a year long education experience. The program is geared for mid to upper level professionals. The class cohort is diverse and representative of our community at large. Working together, the class delves deep to learn about key issues affecting the community and they hear from leading experts and community leaders.  Find More Information

Emerging Leaders High School Program (Youth)

Based on the model of the successful adult program, the Emerging Leaders program is designed for high school students.  This program takes them on a compressed version of the adult program experience.  Each year up to 20 students from school districts across Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes region join together to learn about Rochester.  The group hears from local leaders, learns about community issues, and meets at key sites around Rochester. Each year the class identifies one topic of service or policy that they wish to focus on. Together they explore their ability to affect change as youth leaders.  Find More Information