Our Program

Each person elected to participate in Leadership Nashville makes an extensive time commitment. Our rigorous, nine-month program includes two overnight retreats that bookend seven monthly meetings. These power-packed days can average 13 hours each.  

Participants get an insider's perspective on the sights and sounds of Nashville that few people will ever experience. From a personal meeting with the governor to a behind-the-scenes look at the Nashville Opera, there is so much to discover and explore. On-site visits focus on key areas including government, education, transportation, criminal justice, healthcare delivery, social services, religion, race relations, community planning, media and arts.

Key Highlights:

  • Program kickoff: September
  • Opening retreat: October
  • Closing retreat: May
  • Monthly meetings: November - May 
  • Study groups: October - May

The class includes native Nashvillians and people who have moved here in leadership positions. Participants are educators, doctors, bankers, artists, businesspeople, rabbis, ministers, lawyers, and representatives of labor, public service, international communities and volunteer organizations.