LEAD YP is a leadership development program designed exclusively for aspiring young professionals.


What is LEAD YP? The DRC’s LEAD YP program is a 6-month leadership development program designed to help young professionals gain a better understanding of their personal leadership styles and gain new insight on leading and inspiring others throughout their careers.

Program: Up to 30 class members will be chosen for the LEAD YP program. The LEAD YP program typically kicks off in January and runs into June. Due to COVID-19, the LEAD YP Class of 2022 will kick off in April 2022 and conclude in September 2022.

Class members meet monthly where they will receive training on their personal leadership styles, leading through change, personal branding, coaching and feedback, and using the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment.

Who Should Apply? The program is a professional development opportunity designed for individuals who are both “life-learners” and aspiring leaders. All participants should demonstrate an interest in enhancing their leadership skills and a commitment to the time and energy to complete the program.

Application Process: Applications typically open online in the fall of each year. Applicants must submit a $50 application fee. Applications will be considered complete for review only if payment is submitted. Due to COVID-19, applications for the LEAD YP Class of 2022 will open on January 10, 2022, and close on March 11, 2022.

Key Program Requirements: DRC YP membership is required to apply for the LEAD YP program. Not sure if your YP membership is up to date? Contact YP@dallaschamber.org for more information.

Cost: The 6-month program costs $1,200 for participants employed by a DRC member company and $1,500 for non-members. This fee is nonrefundable, and all funds are used to cover expenses of the program such as training materials, speaker fees, and other class expenses. Find out if your company is a member of the DRC by searching our Business Directory.

Meet the 2021 LEAD YP Class: