Leading The Way For Tomorrow

Since 1970, Leadership Tampa has introduced its class members to major facets of the greater Tampa community through an intensive professional development course. Founded by the Tampa Bay Chamber, Leadership Tampa’s members participate in educational sessions, tours and candid conversations with community leaders. Topics including law enforcement, education, social services, the environment, economic development and the arts, just to name a few! These program days challenge members to see their community as they never have before. To enhance the program day experience, class members are required to participate in a law enforcement ride-a-long as well as a teacher shadowing day.

Tampa Bay needs principled leaders now more than ever. In these strange and unprecedented times, there are numerous opportunities for people with strong beliefs and a desire to make a difference to lean in. Our hometown needs people who can come together and help set the stage for our shared future. This is a critical time for a new generation of diverse leaders to emerge and move us forward. Members of Leadership Tampa are established business professionals within their organizations. Leadership Tampa is committed to having a diverse and dynamic class.

Leadership Tampa members meet every other week for briefings, tours, seminars and hands-on learning. In addition, the class participates in an Opening Retreat and a Tallahassee Retreat. The Leadership Tampa program agendas bring in top-level business, civic, and government leaders for an interactive and behind the scenes look at Tampa.

Applications for the Leadership Tampa Class of 2022 will be open Mar. 26 – May 10, 2021.

Also see

  • LT Info Sessions – before applying for Leadership Tampa, we strongly encourage to attend one of these free sessions.
  • LT Class – see the current Leadership Tampa class.

LT '22 Schedule

Date* Action
Sep. 1, 2021 Kick Off, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Sep. 16-17, 2021 Opening Retreat
Sep. 29, 2021 Program 1
Oct. 13, 2021 Program 2
Oct. 27, 2021 Program 3
Nov. 3, 2021 Program 4
Nov. 17, 2021 Program 5
Dec. 8, 2021 Holiday Party, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Jan. 12, 2022 Program 6
Jan. 26, 2022 Program 7
Feb. 9, 2022 Program 8
Feb. 22 - 23, 2022 Tallahassee Retreat
Mar. 9, 2022 Program 9
Mar. 23, 2022 Program 10
Apr. 6, 2022 Program 11
Apr. 20, 2022 Program 12
May 4, 2022 Program 13
May 11, 2022 Graduation, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
May 18, 2022 Breakfast Debrief, 8:00 AM - Noon

* Dates are subject to change.

Programs are all day sessions (7 AM - 5 PM), unless otherwise noted. Program topics will be confirmed prior to the class announcement.