Leadership Duluth

Leadership Duluth is our community’s premier leadership development program.  Designed to identify, orient, develop and network existing and emerging leaders, Leadership Duluth inspires participants to take an active role in ensuring the health and prosperity of our area.


To identify, educate and inspire leaders to take action. Designed to orient, develop and network existing and emerging leaders. Leadership Duluth inspires participants to take an active role in ensuring the health and prosperity of our area.

Program Overview

By educating participants about Duluth’s cultural and business history, along with current issues facing the region, Leadership Duluth aims to unite, equip, and empower emerging leaders to foster change within their workplace and community. Through a structured series of educational and hands-on opportunities, participants will come to understand the inner-workings of these components and how they contribute to the Duluth area’s overall health.

Topics include: Culture and Heritage, Human and Community Service, Health Care, Courts and Law, Economic Opportunity, Local Advocacy, Sustainability, Infrastructure, Leadership and Tourism. In addition, one service project will be organized, implemented and completed by assigned groups to benefit an area nonprofit organization.

Participants will receive a cumulative review of the elements of a healthy community and be awarded the opportunity to reflect upon the contributions they make throughout the program. Finally, in response to Leadership Duluth’s call to action, participants will be asked to share their service project progress, plus their personal and business intentions for the future.

2016-2017 Supporters

Premier Sponsor:


Platinum Sponsors:

minnesota-power Print UHC


Day Sponsors:

  • St. Lukes horizontal
  • CSS
  • Fryberger 8-2012
  • Visit Duluth 5-2010
  • Hanft Fride 9-2011
  • Human Development Center 2-2014
  • Members Cooperative Credit union
  • Wheeler Associates 9-2011

Ready to Apply?

Invest in your community, invest in your business, invest in yourself; register for the 2017-2018 Leadership Duluth class. Leadership Duluth participants commit to one full day of leadership training per month throughout the program, plus occasional bonus days and events.  Participants will be selected and notified in July 2017. Program begins August 2017 and completed in June 2018.

Leadership Duluth Application

Leadership Duluth Application Information

Completed applications, along with one letter of recommendation and application fee of $30, are due no later than Thursday, June 22, 2017. Tuition: $1,400 Chamber Members, $1,800 Non-Members.

Scholarships may be available.

Questions? Please contact Martha Bremer at mbremer@duluthchamber.com or 218-740-3754