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New Leaders Council


New Leaders Council (NLC) is the largest leadership institute training progressive leaders in the nation. We are registered as a 501(c)(3) and we work to recruit, train and promote the progressive entrepreneurs of tomorrow —trendsetters, elected officials and civically engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape. 

NLC recruits Fellows from outside traditional power structures and equips them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute; the nation’s premier political entrepreneurship training program.

The mission of the New Leaders Council - Twin Cities Chapter is to empower forward-thinking young professionals to create social change in our community through a cross-sector leadership development program.

We are recruiting a diverse and cross-sector cohort of young professionals that are committed to the Twin Cities community. Fellows will be connected to local mentors who provide advice and guidance as they attend the institute’s workshop and work on their capstone projects. After graduation, fellows will join a nationally expanding network and have the opportunity to actively participate in the Twin Cities chapter as alumni.

The Fellows will attend sessions one weekend per month over five months. Each weekend there will be an overarching theme with various speakers and training on leadership development, entrepreneurship, advocacy, communications and more.

Are you ready to join the movement?

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