LU40 consists of 11 monthly sessions - plus an Orientation and a concluding Graduation. All LU40 sessions are offered on weekdays and take place over lunch (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM), with the exception of the half-day Connecting with One Another workshop in June and the LU40 Bus Tour and the Speed Networking with Community Leaders sessions which typically run from 8:30 – 11:30 AM. From time to time, CBI may offer additional optional sessions for participant to increase their exposure on topics related to current events or issues.
Class 8 will typically meet on the fourth Thursday of every month, with adjustments made for major holidays or scheduling conflicts. Participants are expected to attend, actively participate in, and provide feedback on each session. A proposed calendar for LU40 Class 8 is included in the Nomination Packet.
Because LU40 is an iterative program and each session builds on the previous session(s), it is essential that participants prioritize attendance. This is important not only because of the experiences and learnings being provided but also in order to support the building of authentic and meaningful relationships with other class members. LU40 is not a “class” in which missed sessions can easily be made up; rather, consistent participation is crucial for achieving desired results – for participants, for their organizations, and for CBI as the program sponsor. In order to maximize the experience or all participants, it is recommended that participants are not dually enrolled in other leadership development programs.
As a part of their leadership development, participants may be asked to contribute to the design and / or facilitation of sessions related to their area of expertise.
LU40 Class 8 is made possible through the generous support that CBI receives from key LU40 Program and Session Sponsors and from community partners who underwrite the participation of their LU40 nominees. This generous support allows CBI to recruit and accept a diverse and cross-sector group of participants for each LU40 class and involve representatives from organizations that have limited professional development dollars.
Small non-profit or community organizations are asked to contribute $500 to defray costs associated with participation of their representative in LU40 Class 8. Opportunities for LU40 scholarships exist, and CBI is open to discussing this option with any nominating organization or nominee.