Urban League Accepting Applications For Flagship Leadership Development Program

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is now accepting applications for the 2020 Inclusion by Design Executive Leadership Program, the city’s first market-based program designed to create a diverse pipeline of competitive, highly skilled leaders. 

“The IBD Executive Leadership Program is dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of executive leaders in our community,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. “By equipping people of color and women with the resources and knowledge to succeed in executive roles, our program graduates may enable positive change in our community as both business and civic leaders.” 

Since 2017, the Urban League has prepared more than 30 diverse professionals to excel in executive leadership roles in regional business, not-for-profit and government careers through this program.  

“For companies and organizations that believe diversity is a competitive strength, the Inclusion by Design Executive Leadership Program provides a local opportunity to invest in their high-potential leaders and expand their company’s in-house executive-level talent,” said Mr. Logan. 

Participants of the program are nominated by an executive of his or her respective company. Graduates have the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully function in an executive leadership role, expertly navigate gender, racial and cultural biases and foster a more competitive, creative and innovative workplace. 

"Program graduates are employed by some of Chattanooga’s premier companies, including BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, EPB, Unum, Volkswagen, Truist, TVA, SmartBank, City of Chattanooga and the Maclellan Foundation," officials said.

Applications will be accepted now through Feb. 24. The tuition for the program is $7,500. For more information about Inclusion by Design, visit www.ulchatt.net or contact BettyeLynn Smith at blsmith@ulchatt.net.


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Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. 17-21


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