Forty individuals are selected each year to participate in the Leadership of Fort Wayne program. An anonymous committee selects class members based on information provided on the application. The selection process seeks a cross section of the community-men and women from different career, educational, social and cultural backgrounds.
Leadership Fort Wayne consists of nine full-day programs, community action projects, a 360-degree leadership assessment, participation in community activities, opportunities for hands-on experiences, and an internship on a not-for-profit board of directors. Area leaders and experts provide information about the community and its history, institutions, socio-economic composition, and current issues, and professional trainers deliver leadership skill training based on the latest trends and topics being discussed today.