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Four Reasons to Participate in Leadership Detroit 

April 19, 2022
 width=Few things are as essential to success in the business world as strong leadership skills. Whether you’re running your own company or working your way up the corporate ladder, the ability to motivate and inspire others is key. However, developing these skills doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, effort, and practice. One of the best ways to hone your leadership skills is to participate in a leadership development program.

In the Detroit region, one of the best leadership development programs is the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit. It offers a structured environment for participants to explore different leadership styles and learn from experienced mentors. Participants also have the opportunity to network with a diverse cohort of individuals and build important relationships.

Here are four reasons to participate in Leadership Detroit.

You’ll learn about the Detroit region, its history, and current challenges.

Leadership Detroit is a great way to learn about the Detroit region. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the region’s past, present, and future challenges and walk away with knowledge of how to address them as a regional leader.

“Leadership Detroit gave me an orientation and crash course experience of Detroit. I experienced more in a short time than I could ever have learned on my own. I value the relationships and experiences of my classmates as they have each influenced me in unique ways.” – Gene Barber, Class XL

You’ll gain new insights into leadership theory and practice.

The Leadership Detroit program will also teach you about conscious leadership. You’ll learn about the different types of leaders and how to develop your own leadership style. You’ll also have the opportunity to put what you’ve learned into practice through team projects, such as during the team building session.

“I shouldn’t have put off Leadership Detroit as long as I did, but I can now say that it is checked off on my bucket list. It was one of the best things I have ever done and sincerely wish it wasn’t over already. There is still so much more to learn about my teammates, our region, and our futures. Everyone should do this.” – Melanie Duquesnel, Class XXXVIII

You’ll meet other leaders from different industries and backgrounds.

One of the best parts about Leadership Detroit is the people you’ll meet. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with leaders from all different industries and backgrounds, and you’ll learn from their unique perspectives.

“I learned so much from the speakers, my classmates, and the alumni of Leadership Detroit. My perspective on a variety of topics has changed. I’ve considered other views, learned new ones, and fortified my own beliefs. I could meet with these leaders once a month in perpetuity.” – Kevin Mulcahy, Class XXXIX

You’ll be able to apply what you learn in the classroom to your workplace.

The program isn’t just theoretical. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom to your workplace. You’ll be able to put your new leadership skills to use and make a positive impact on your organization.

“Leadership Detroit has reinforced my feeling that I deserve to be at the table and that I’m sharper than what I give myself credit for.” – Tamekia Ashford, Class XXXIX

Nominations for Leadership Detroit Class XLIII are open until Friday, April 29, 2022. Applications close Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Learn more at