NEL is an 11-week leadership training program designed for young professionals in Nashville. Each year, approximately 25 individuals are chosen through a rigorous selection process. NEL members participate in a series of weekly sessions led and moderated by Strategy and Leadership.
The weekly sessions feature interactive exercises, issue exploration, self-assessments, community participation, group projects and in-depth discussions with Middle Tennessee’s top community and business leaders. Past speakers have included Charlie Strobel, Ralph Schulz, Janet Miller, Howard Gentry and many others. The issues discussed have included personal values, Nashville politics, diversity, education and non-profits.
The sessions are designed to accomplish the following:
- Educate NEL members on their personal styles, values and strengths so they can grow as leaders, motivate others and impact change intheir organizations and communities.
- Engage NEL participants in issues important to the broader Nashville community and engage members in shaping the future of our city.
How to Get Involved
We have application deadline of 9/30/16. You can request an application at firstname.lastname@example.org
The applications are reviewed by alumni and participants are selected based on the following criteria: Achievement, Leadership Potential, Community Involvement and Diversity of Perspective. The program runs February - May every year (10 Monday evening sessions with an opening retreat on Saturday morning and a closing retreat on Friday afternoon).
For more information
NEL Collective Impact Series: Diversity in Nashville
September 22nd 7:30am
Youth Opportunity Center
Join us for breakfast and a conversation about the diverse Nashville landscape showcasing NPT Next Door and the Nashville People Project.