Leadership CincinnatiUSA®

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

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Leadership CincinnatiUSA® is an immersive civic learning program. This is an experience-based program designed to help participants understand the assets and challenges of the region, elevate their leadership, and further engage in the community.

Target Participants

Upper-level business and community leaders


  • Develop: Continue to enhance and challenge leadership skills. Develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the assets and challenges of the Cincinnati community
  • Connect: Develop long-lasting business and personal relationships
  • Engage: Determine a meaningful way to further engage in the Cincinnati region based on learnings from the program


The program focuses on providing content, hands on experiences, and conversations with thought leaders from the Cincinnati community. 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.  

Each following session is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of key community topics and community interconnections. Topics include Regionalism, Justice, Economic Development, Inclusion, Transportation, Health & Wellness, Arts & Culture, Education and Human Services.


Leadership Cincinnati meets once or twice a month for full-day sessions and includes a team-building and inclusion retreat. A typical session day is 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


$4,500 for Chamber Members, $5,500 for Non-Members. Check Member Directory. A limited number of partial scholarships are granted annually to members of smaller not-for-profits and entrepreneurs who require financial assistance. This can be requested in the application.

Application Fee

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


The application period for Class 45 (2021-2022) will be open February 2021. Please check back then.

It is not uncommon for people to apply two to three times before being accepted into the program. The selection committee works hard to ensure a diverse cross-section of applicants are selected for the program. 

Leadership Cincinnati Class 44 2020-2021 Roster


For questions, contact Amy Thompson.

Supporting Investor
D E Foxx & Associates

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Business Courier

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