Program Details

Leadership Richardson Program Details

Leadership Richardson is a unique opportunity for participants to enhance their personal and organizational leadership as they relate to community trusteeship. The program explores all aspects of the community, including: arts and culture, business and economic development, local government, health care, public education, public safety and social services.

Over a nine-month period, September through May, Leadership Richardson participants meet in all-day sessions, one Friday a month. There is also a half day orientation at the beginning and a half day closing at the end of the program year. Class sessions are a mixture of information, problem solving and interactive studies. In addition to honing leadership skills and learning about the Richardson community, Leadership Richardson fosters friendships that last a lifetime.

Applicants to Leadership Richardson must live and/or work in Richardson or the RISD. Participants are selected by an anonymous admissions committee, and submitting an application does not guarantee selection for the class. The tuition fee for participation in Leadership Richardson is $1500. Participants from Chamber member companies and nonprofits receive a $150 discount.

Applications for Leadership Richardson Class XXXIV (2018-2019) are available now. For more information, e-mail Kim Quirk or call at 972.792.2809.

**Meet Kim Quirk, the Executive Director of Leadership Richardson

The Expectations of Leadership Richardson

Leadership Richardson participants can expect to enhance personal and organizational leadership skills that are inherent in community trusteeship. The September retreat, October session and May closing session are devoted to leadership development. Participants are assigned to session planning committees that allow them to utilize the community leadership techniques.

Participants have the opportunity to explore all aspects of the dynamics of the Richardson community. From November through May, the class studies seven different topics in sessions that are a mixture of information, problem solving and inter-active activities. The topics include Business and Economic Development, City Government, Cultural Arts, Health Care, Public Education, Public Safety, and Social Services.

Leadership Richardson is a unique opportunity to develop friendships with people from all walks of life. After graduation, participants are eligible to join the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association. The Association provides graduates with a continuing opportunity to develop and renew business, civic, and cultural contacts throughout the community.

2017-2018 Leadership Richardson Sponsors and Session Hosts

Atmos Energy
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas
BRYJO Roofing and Remodeling
Cisco Systems
City of Richardson
Dean Heating and AC
Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
Frost Bank
Heights Baptist Church
Leadership Richardson Alumni Association
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Richland College of the DCCCD
Richardson East Rotary Club
Richardson Independent School District
State Farm
Texas Instruments
University of Texas at Dallas