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/Retreat: August 27 and 28, 2019
History: September 11, 2019
Criminal Justice: October 9, 2019
Education: November 13, 2019
Business/Economic Development: December 11, 2019
Media and Entertainment: January 8, 2020
Government: February 12, 2020
Quality of Life: March 11, 2020
Land Resources: April 8, 2020
Graduation: May 13, 2020

The application window has closed for the upcoming Leadership Franklin Class of 2020.