Leadership Hillsborough provides development opportunities to Hillsborough County professionals who seek to grow as leaders and expand their knowledge of the diverse dynamics, issues, challenges and opportunities that impact their work and our community. It is a unique program that brings together a broad diversity of professionals, who may not otherwise meet, to form better understanding of their roles as community leaders, to build long-lasting relationships, and to create an influential network and collaborative opportunities.

The 10-month long program runs September through June. It requires a commitment of at least one full day per month with an overnight opening retreat, and a mid-year retreat. The $1,200 cost includes all programming materials, meals and activities.

Topics are carefully planned to maximize the participant’s awareness of our community, and their ability to influence it. Participants also have the opportunity to speak directly with established leaders in Hillsborough County. In order to graduate each class member must attend 80% of the planned seminars. Members of the current class are participating in scheduled seminar days to explore the following topics:

  • Law and Order
  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture + Philanthropic Event
  • Emergency Services
  • Sports & Industry
  • MacDill Air Force Base
  • Health
  • Aviation & Transportation
  • Environmental
  • Government & Communications

In addition, the class must work together and complete a Class Project before graduation. This portion of the program allows the participant to exert their leadership to benefit the community. The subject and depth of the project are up to the class’ discretion.
Upon graduating the program, the participant will have gained a greater awareness of Hillsborough County, and will be able to identify their role within the community. The participant will have developed an active, socially conscious, and trustworthy network of friends, colleagues, and community leaders.

Leadership Hillsborough is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It was founded in 1989 to promote harmonious relations and enhance communication by unifying all sectors of Hillsborough County through encouraging interaction among business, professional and community-oriented individuals.
For additional information, please email us at leadershiphillsborough@yahoo.com.