Leadership Miami

LEADERSHIP MIAMI 2018-2019 APPLICATION NOW OPEN. Download application here. Please submit complete application to Laura Flores, [email protected]

One of the key purposes of Leadership Miami® is to prepare the next generation of Miami's leaders to address vital issues affecting Miami-Dade County and meet future challenges. The program’s dynamic format stimulates animated and critical discussions among participants and guest speakers.

The program offers participants the opportunity to meet Miami's leaders and to share an intensive learning experience that focuses on community issues and leadership skills through a planned process of lectures, seminars, small group discussions and leadership skills exercises.

Leadership Miami® is an annual program of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Florida Progress Foundation, and sponsored by several of Miami-Dade County’s premier companies, local agencies and corporations.


During the two-day Opening Conference, community leaders, government officials and prominent business executives present their individual perspectives on a wide variety of topics. All presentations are followed by question and answer sessions and small group discussions led by recent Leadership Miami® graduates who serve as facilitators. Leadership skills form a basic component of these group workshops.


To encourage further exploration and action related to specific community issues, and to encourage the development of leadership skills, additional sessions are held one Saturday each month, following the Opening Conference. At these sessions, participants have the opportunity to develop friendships and network with peers in their assigned team for the duration of the program. Topics include: Government; Sports, Arts & Culture; Environment; Economic Development; and Education.


As an integral part of your Leadership Miami® experience and curriculum, each participant is required to complete a minimum of five fieldwork assignments in order to complete the program. The primary purpose of fieldwork assignments are to broaden your awareness of your community activities, to experience the diversity in cultures, and to encourage family involvement and networking among participants within a living-learning environment in Miami-Dade County.


A most important and rewarding part of the program is the participation by all members in a volunteer service project of their team’s choosing. The Community Service Project is a fundamental part of the Leadership Miami® curriculum and a requirement for completion of the program.

The purpose of this portion of the program is to broaden participants’ awareness of community needs and facilitate their involvement in local volunteer programs, aid in the empowerment and revitalization of Miami-Dade County, and to provide a fun environment where participants can practice/develop team and individual leadership skills. In addition to selecting the charitable organization, each team is responsible for designing a program that will benefit the community.


The program year concludes with a Graduation Celebration, held in conjunction with the Chamber’s annual Goals Conference. The session is dedicated to the review of skills and issues discussed throughout the year and to participants’ presentations of their Team Community Service Projects. The Carlos Arboleya Community Service Award is presented to an outstanding current participant.

Catch a glimpse of the last leadership class and their projects, as well as a closer look through our 2016-2017 year book. 

Leadership Miami® | 2017-2018 Year Book


Participants may continue their support of Leadership Miami® by serving on various planning committees or as team facilitators. An executive board governs Leadership Miami® with the responsibility of administering the program each year. The board is comprised of alumni who are committed to taking an active role in the program.

Upon program completion, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce awards all Leadership Miami® graduates a complimentary one-year individual membership to encourage graduates to continue their involvement and participate in Chamber activities. Graduates are invited to participate in the planning and design of the following year's Leadership Miami® program.


Leadership Miami Application Details

Leadership Miami | Brochure

LeadershipMiami Alumni Group

Whether you have just graduated from the LeadershipMiami program, or graduated 30+ years ago, you are part of an incredible network of leaders.  As one of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s most successful programs, the LeadershipMiami program has graduated around 9000 participants over the last 39 years.

As LM Alumni we hope you will stay involved and continue to participate and we welcome your ideas and suggestions!

LeadershipMiami Alumni 40th Reunion

In 2019 the LeadershipMiami program will celebrate its 40th year and we will graduate the LM40 class.

To mark this very special milestone the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the LM Executive Planning Committee will be planning a full day reunion celebration.

If you have graduated from LM and want to participate or would like to receive sponsorship details please contact [email protected]


For more details about the LeadershipMiami Alumni program please email [email protected]

Leadership Miami | FAQ's

Leadership Miami | Session Calendar


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