Leadership Manhattan

Leadership Manhattan 20172017 Leadership Manhattan Class the first day of class. Leadership Manhattan is primarily underwritten by 90 investors who have made financial commitments to Advantage Manhattan. Contact Janet Nichols for more information.


  • Identify potential business and community leaders, motivate them to become part of Leadership Manhattan
  • Provide these leaders with an awareness of the issues and opportunities facing the community
  • Expand and sharpen leadership skills and techniques
  • Facilitate ongoing communication and engagement among emerging and established leaders within the community
  • Encourage these trained and informed leaders to increase their involvement in local community affairs by matching skills and interests to existing goals


  • Increasing source of quality leaders for the Manhattan area
  • Access to quality leadership training program that benefits participants, their employers and community
  • Assist potential leaders to develop, match their skills and interests with needs of the community
  • Improved communications network among civic, business, social and educational leaders
  • Leadership base with broadened perspective to more effectively guide the community into its future

2017 session dates

All sessions are full work days except where noted. Locations and class topics to be announced.

Session I January 12, 2017 (half day)

Session II January 13, 2017 

Session III February 15 and 16, 2017

Session IV March 9, 2017

Session V April 6, 2017

Nomination Form