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LEAD YP

LEAD YP combines some of the most successful and popular initiatives within YP into an integrated leadership development program, designed exclusively for a small selection of YP members. The LEAD YP program focuses on leadership education and training of YP members who are seeking development opportunities in their careers and through the DRC YP. The initiatives will be geared toward identifying and enhancing the skills necessary for individual growth creating professional and civic forward momentum.

Who Should Apply: The program is best suited to individuals who are “life learners” and believe continuous professional development is critical to mastering new and increasingly more complex leadership roles throughout their career.

What You Gain: You will gain a better understanding of your own leadership style and what you can improve upon in addition to new ideas for leading and inspiring others throughout your career. YP members who are accepted into the program will be paired with a mentor who will help guide them not only through the program, but also through their career.

Application Process: Applications open in the fall. Only the most qualified applicants will be chosen to participate in the program. Applications will be chosen based on history and expressed desire to improve leadership skills both civically and professionally throughout your career. DRC YP membership is required to apply for the program.

Program Structure: This program includes a retreat, three classroom sessions, a panel discussion, a program-initiated panel event, a formalized social event, graduation, and a mentorship opportunity. The program will be geared toward identifying key DRC YP members, developing future DRC YP Board Members, and DRC community leaders in the workplace. Participants must commit to attend all events.

Other Key Program Requirements:

  • Serve in a key position on one DRC YP Committee (can be any of the YP committees)
  • Attend the YP Summit in October/November
  • Attend one CEO Series Luncheon
  • Meet with your mentor on an agreed upon schedule

Cost: $300 per participant (This fee is nonrefundable and all funds will be used to cover expenses of the program such as meals, training materials, speaker fees, etc.)

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  • Dallas, Texas 75201
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