Leadership North Texas (LNT) is a graduate-level leadership program aimed at recruiting, developing and supporting leaders who have a commitment to civic engagement, to learning, to collaboration and to the North Texas region. Participants will learn best practices in regional stewardship from regions that have successfully addressed regional issues and challenges relevant to the region; and participate in the development of appropriate strategies for North Texas.

LNT participants will be expected to read and prepare for each session. Sessions will include guided/facilitated field trips, group process and interaction, facilitated discussion, and some presentations with extensive Q&A and dialogue. LNT will use skilled facilitators and subject matter experts from North Texas and from outside the region. The program will utilize interactive processes and experiential learning, including a component addressing leadership skills critical to the subject matter of the day.


Why Leadership North Texas

A civic movement is spreading across America led by regional stewards. These individuals have a long-term commitment to place, understand the interdependency among economy, environment, and equity, have a passion for civic engagement, and cross traditional political jurisdictions and institutional boundaries to address complex issues. They come from government, business, nonprofit, environmental, neighborhood, educational, faith, labor, and other sectors all across the region. Regions that master the challenge of how to identify, recruit, develop, and support regional stewards will prosper relative to those that don’t.

Leadership North Texas offers us perspective of our region that would be difficult to understand without the LNT experience. Knowledge and relationships gained through LNT are bound to help as we shape the future of North Texas.
— Vicki Truitt, former Texas State Representative, LNT Class 3 Alumna

A Program of the North Texas Commission

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North Texas Commission

Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a regional non-profit consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas Region. The Commission is the one and only public-private regional organization committed to enhancing the overall economic vitality and quality of life of North Texas. NTC improves the economy, infrastructure and lifestyle of North Texas by leading and directing regionally cooperative initiatives to accomplish objectives in four primary areas: transportation, aviation, environment and long-range strategies.


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