Connect Florida Statewide Leadership Institute
Our mission is to educate, engage and inspire our state’s top emerging leaders.
Connect Florida’s Statewide Leadership Institute is comprised of five sessions over a ten month period in different locations throughout our State. Each programming session focuses on key issues and opportunities that are specific to Florida while intertwining leadership skills and development. Connect Florida selects a class of diverse leaders to participate in programming and experiences with the goal of becoming educated, engaged, and inspired to make Florida a better place while forming lifetime connections and bonds among classmates.
“Connect Florida is blazing a trail for the future of Florida. The Connect Florida Statewide Leadership Institute will give the next generation of leaders the tools they need to act now to facilitate change for years to come and make Florida a better place.” - Jon Levinson, Past Chairman, Leadership Florida
A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. If you are applying for a scholarship, you must complete that form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than May 5, 2017. (The Selection Committee will not see who applies for scholarships.)
Please note: You must be 39 years of age or younger on September 13, 2017 to be eligible to apply for the Connect Florida Institute. Applicants who will be over the age of 39 on the date noted above should complete the application for the Leadership Florida Annual Class Program.
2017 - 2018 Program Dates
Thank you to our Class VII sponsors!
SESSION I - Putting Leadership Theory Into Action
Program includes a leadership style assessment as well as implementation techniques.
SESSION II – Learn the Key Issues
Class Members will be able to make informed decisions about the issues affecting Florida and use the information to improve their businesses and communities. These issues include:
The Tampa session also serves as the Connect Florida Alumni Reunion. This allows participants from all classes to engage and connect with Connect Florida participants from across the State.
SESSION III - Know Your State
Participants will travel to their state's capitol to learn more in depth about top issues that will be discussed in the legislative session. This class program is tailored to educate leaders about statewide issues, develop personal relationships that will span our great state and provide leaders inspiration to work together to create a better Florida.
SESSION IV - Making an Impact
• Six Pillars – Florida’s Future economy
• Get Active - Elected officials will discuss how everyday citizens participate in the legislative process, with emphasis at the grassroots level.
• Public service and servant leadership
• Membership into the Leadership Florida network
SESSION V - Leadership Florida Annual Meeting
Participants will be able to see how the Connect Florida family fits into the Leadership Florida program at the Annual Meeting. Here they are integrated into the programming as well as networking of the entire organization. The class will be able to engage in the incredible programming and renown speakers that come to speak to all of the members.