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, companies, and communities. The initiatives are geared toward identifying and enhancing the skills necessary for individual growth creating professional and civic forward momentum.


What is LEAD YP?  The DRC’s LEAD YP program is a 6-month leadership development program to help up-and-coming young professionals gain a better understanding of their personal leadership styles and gain new insight on leading and inspiring others throughout their careers. Participants will receive world class training in issues including but not limited to conflict resolution, negotiation, mindfulness, leading up, coaching and feedback, human design thinking, using the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment. The 2021 program will include a combination of virtual and in-person sessions.

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 careers.

What You Gain? LEAD YP participants to build confidence in their unique leadership style and motivation to lead no matter their title. Class members will gain a better understanding of their leadership style and how they can best position themselves to lead others.

Application Process: Applications open in August 2020 with the program beginning in January 2021. Participants will be chosen based on history and expressed a desire to improve leadership skills, both civically and professionally, throughout your career. DRC YP membership is required to apply to this program.

Other Key Program Requirements:

  • Be an active participant in Young Professional programming

Cost: $1000 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.)

Apply for LEAD YP

Applications for the Lead YP Class of 2021 will open on our website on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. For questions about this 6-month leadership program, please contact leadership@dallaschamber.org.



Sheppard Mullin