Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Leadership Kentucky broadens the perspectives of diverse leaders through experiential education that inspires them to advance Kentucky.

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Our Vision 

Our Vision is for Leadership Kentucky to connect and inspire leaders of diverse backgrounds to realize Kentucky’s potential.

Our Core Values


The Board of Directors and Staff of Leadership Kentucky accept full responsibility for the actions, vitality, brand equity of the organization, and for measuring and reviewing progress toward the organization’s goals.


We are passionate and determined to provide rigorous and challenging programs for diverse leaders of Kentucky.


Throughout our work, we pledge to support diversity in all its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, biological sex, gender identity, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

We strive for the highest personal and professional standards in all we do. We are committed to excellence in our staff, our programs, and our graduates.

Through program experiences and state-wide networking, Leadership Kentucky will provide inspiration for participants to advance the Commonwealth.

Through fairness, mutual respect and compassion, honesty, and the highest ethical standards we will sustain a community of trust.

Our spirit to serve makes our culture more vibrant, our organization stronger, and Kentucky a better place.

 Our Goals

  • Ensure PROGRAMMING is current, relevant, engaging, and representative of the great diversity in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Attract highly qualified candidates who represent the DIVERSITY of Kentucky.
  • Build and cultivate a network of actively engaged ALUMNI who provide solutions for critical issues facing the Commonwealth.
  • Sustain the organization’s FINANCIAL HEALTH in order to deliver the premier leadership programs in the state.
  • Educate and COMMUNICATE that Leadership Kentucky is the premier leadership organization in Kentucky.

Norton Healthcare
Kentucky Power
US Bank
RunSwitch PR
Fifth Third Bank
Republic Bank
Whitaker Bank
Maker's Mark
HealthPoint Family Care
CHI St Joseph Healthcare
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
Whitaker Bank Foundation
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Tennessee Valley Authority
University of Louisville
University of Pikeville