Apply for the Leadership Certificate Class of 2018!

Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK) invites members to apply for Leadership Certificate Class of 2018! The YPK Leadership Certificate is a leadership development program that is unlike anything available for young professionals in East Tennessee. Designed by regional experts with leadership best-practice tools, YPK Leadership Certificate graduates are better equipped with the skills to lead others and impact our community. 

During the eight-week program, participants will learn how to set and achieve personal/professional goals, discuss leadership and what qualities make a good leader, and discover their gifts and talents and how to apply them at work and in the community. 

All applicants must:

  • Have completed their first year of YPK membership
  • Possess high standards of personal integrity
  • Agree to Leadership Certificate Program time commitment (April –May, each Tuesday night)
  • Use his or her developing leadership skills and knowledge for the long-term benefit of the community. 

Applications for the Leadership Certificate Class of 2018 are due Friday, March 16, 2018. 

The Leadership Certificate Program through YPK was an incredible experience. The speakers were knowledgeable, insightful, and really made you think outside the box. Not only did I learn from other young professionals that represent the Knoxville community, but I learned a lot about myself. My favorite part of the program was discovering our individual strengths and discussing how to focus on those attributes, rather than our weaknesses, to become better leaders.
— Stephanie Windsor Slosser, 2017 Leadership Certificate Graduate