Every new class kicks off with a full-day retreat, where the group gets to know each other, project teams are formed, and expectations and aspirations are established for the year.

Every new class kicks off with a full-day retreat, where the group gets to know each other, project teams are formed, and expectations and aspirations are established for the year.

Each class of Leadership Franklin represents a diverse cross-section of Franklin's business and civic community. The program is limited to 20 class members each year, and attendance at every session is mandatory.

In fact, class members are required to commit to two years of full participation in the Leadership Franklin program. It is mandatory that each participant attend the entirety of all sessions beginning with Opening Day and Retreat. In addition, other responsibilities in the first year of commitment include participation in a small study group as part of a group project initiative. Following graduation, the second year of commitment requires participation as a co-chair of a program day for the next years’ class and mentoring a member of the new class.

Opening Day and Retreat                                      August 28 and 29, 2017
History Day                                                              September 13, 2017
Criminal Justice Day                                              October 11, 2017
Education Day                                                         November 8, 2017
Business & Economic Development Day             December 13, 2017
Media and Entertainment Day                              January 10, 2018
Government Day                                                     February 14, 2018
Quality of Life Day                                                  March 14, 2018
Land Resources Day                                               April 11, 2018
Graduation Day                                                       May 9, 2018

Applications for Leadership Franklin's Class of 2017-18 have closed.