Leadership Kentucky 2020 in Louisville

Posted on: July 30, 2020
Tags: Session Review, Leadership Kentucky

2020 Class Meets in Person for the First Time in Louisville


By: Jacqueline Pitts, Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020
Director of Communications
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

After a very well-organized first session held virtually for the Leadership Kentucky class of 2020, we all finally got to meet in person in Louisville. It felt like we all knew each other well after getting to know each other over Zoom during our first session in June. And when we gathered at the Galt House to kick off our Louisville trip, we didn’t skip a beat.

This session presented a lot of firsts for the class of 2020 and the venues that hosted us as we were the first groups back in their facilities since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We started things off Wednesday with tours of the Frazier Museum and Muhammad Ali Center where we were inspired by history and challenged to have the tough conversations on racial inequity and other key issues.

The next day, we moved on to SIMSOC…and anyone reading this that has been through Leadership Kentucky will know what I am talking about. We are lucky we all remain close after going through this exercise of a simulated society together but it truly was one of the most eye-opening and impactful experiences I have ever had. I know my classmates will agree. We followed that up with some bourbon and dinner during a wonderful outing at Churchill Downs.

To wrap up our time together in Louisville, we were able to experience both Churchill Downs and horse racing in a new way with a tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum before learning more about ourselves and our classmates as leaders with the Predictive Index.

We all consider ourselves lucky to be able to meet in person during such an unprecedented time and make these connections and our time in Louisville solidified our class bond and set the tone for the rest of the year!

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