Leadership Fort Smith


Leadership Fort Smith is designed to educate and motivate citizens to become leaders in our community.


Leadership Fort Smith is a 10-month program that offers participants a backstage pass to the Fort Smith Region. The class will focus on the strengths, challenges, needs, and overall community issues that participants can directly address. Sessions will cover diverse topics such as healthcare, history, law, government, diversity, education, and more. In addition, participants will learn about economic development and the will have the opportunity to hear, see, and meet the catalysts for growth in our region.


Only 25 participants are selected each year for Leadership Fort Smith. Selection criteria includes but is not limited to demonstrated leadership, potential leadership ability, and commitment to community. An effort is made to build a diverse, well-rounded class representative of Fort Smith. Ideally participants will be from different industries and backgrounds and represent a wide range of ages and ethnicity.


Be ready to jump in with both feet and maximize your experience in Leadership Fort Smith. We expect participants to utilize the knowledge they receive in class to the betterment of our community. LFS is a professional development opportunity that benefits the participant, his/her employer, and the community. The commitment of time and energy is crucial to your experience with your classmates. We expect graduates to be ALL IN for Fort Smith!


For more information on the Leadership Fort Smith program contact Hannah Cabe at 479-783-3111 or email hcabe@fortsmithchamber.com .

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***Sessions or lunch available for sponsorship, contact Hannah Cabe at hcabe@fortsmithchamber.com for more information.