Greater Louisville, Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce
KentuckianaWorks offers a wide variety of resources for employers in the Louisville region. Whether you are looking to find new workers, build partnerships within your industry, or get support in developing a more inclusive organization, we can help. We can connect you to qualified job seekers by promoting your open positions, connecting you to industry partners, and more. Interested in learning more about joining one of our industry partnership groups? Email Aleece Smith, Director of Inclusion and Sector Strategies.
Looking for help finding a new job or better career? We have the tools to help you succeed! Services provided include: free pre-employment training, job search assistance, career literacy training, basic skills testing & development, and other wrap-around services through the Kentucky Career Center.
KentuckianaWorks helps job-seekers find jobs and good careers, education and training to develop a fully prepared and engaged workforce that is aligned with the needs of the community. We help job seekers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties find jobs, education and training and we connect employers with skilled, qualified workers.
For more information, contact Angella Wilson at (502) 574-4727 or Angella.Wilson@KentuckianaWorks.org.
Louisville Urban League
The Louisville Urban League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community service organization dedicated to eliminating racism and its adverse impacts on the community. Their mission is to assist African Americans and other marginalized populations in attaining social and economic equality through direct services and advocacy. As part of a broader National Urban League network of historic civil rights organizations throughout the United States, the Louisville Urban League, like all affiliates, is dedicated to fostering economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities, with our focus on Jobs, Justice, Education, Health, and Housing. Currently, the Louisville Urban League’s service area includes the Kentucky counties of Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham, Bullitt, and Hardin; and the Indiana counties of Floyd, Harrison, and Clark.
For more information, contact Jo Dee Estes at JEstes@lul.org or (502) 585-4622.
Leadership Louisville Center
The Leadership Louisville Center is a nationally-recognized resource for individuals and organizations who strive to go beyond being individually successful to being truly significant. Leaders Louisville Center is the Greater Louisville region’s hub for talent development, relationship building, and community engagement. Their innovative, world-class curriculum and experiential learning opportunities are available for all levels of leadership. No matter where you are located in the world, Leadership Louisville Center can help you build stronger leaders! The Center is the place where leaders can connect with diverse networks, build understanding, and take action to drive positive social and professional impact.
A leadership program that deepens your connection to the community and your capacity to make a difference.For over 40 years, The Leadership Louisville program has been part of the fabric of our community. Both lifelong residents and those new to Louisville learn more about the city over 10 months – exploring a new sector each session. Carefully designed cohorts and curriculum provide an unmatched experience. The Leadership Louisville program is designed for established leaders who are ready to generate meaningful social impact and contribute to the region’s growth and success. Approximately 60 leaders are selected through a competitive application process each year to represent the diversity of the Louisville region.
Ignite Louisville is a leadership program that builds stronger next-generation leaders. Ignite Louisville is a professional development program like no other. This award-winning experience combines training, intensive team building, and hands-on work with a local nonprofit over the course of 6 months. Our participants graduate with the skills, confidence, problem-solving abilities, and connections essential to realizing leadership potential, pushing the needle for both our participants and their employers.
For more than 30 years, Focus Louisville has offered everyone from newcomers to native Louisvillians a fascinating insider’s look at our city. Focus Louisville can jumpstart your journey in making our city better for all citizens. You will connect with 50 other civic-minded Louisvillians you might not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. You’ll gain a more complete view and understanding of Louisville, along with a better sense of belonging, and how to put leadership into action.
A women’s leadership experience developed by the Leadership Louisville Center in order to accelerate and sustain the growth of women into positions of influence.
The Bingham Fellows program annually brings together about 40 experienced Louisville leaders to address one of the region’s most critical issues. Considered our most advanced leadership program, a diverse class of participants is selected following a competitive application process to ensure the class includes content experts and unique voices representing all parts of the community.
Encore Louisville is for experienced leaders who have spent decades of their careers in leadership roles, and want to give back to the community. Through the program, they share their wisdom to make our community’s nonprofits stronger.
A program of the Leadership Louisville Center, Leadership Accelerator is a new initiative designed to accelerate the growth of a company’s diverse talent, grow skill sets in individuals, and deepen connections between affinity group leaders.
“Better leaders. Better results. Better world.” Through LeadingBetter™, we help organizations like yours retain, attract, and activate talent through better leadership. We understand the bottom-line value of what leadership can do – and our training courses are curated and crafted to meet the needs of individuals and organizations across all industries, sectors, and levels of experience. We’ve worked with over 200 organizations in the Greater Louisville area to deliver essential fundamentals and cutting edge topics relevant to the shifts happening in today’s workplaces. Our services are like building blocks. They can build a complete training program or fill gaps in your talent development strategy. Our content can be delivered in a variety of formats: open enrollment courses for individuals or teams, private or on-site training for organizations, and talks and keynotes for events or special programs.
Southern Indiana Works
Southern Indiana Works, WorkOne Career Center is the region’s Career Center for Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington counties in Indiana. SIW provides individuals with training and career services, and partners with businesses to develop solutions to address their talent needs. This organization also offers workshops to help job seekers stay current in the ever-changing job market. Facilitators cover topics like professionalism, resumes, interview skills, social media, job-seeking strategies, Microsoft Office products, and more. See their offerings below for employers, adults, and students.
Southern Indiana Works, WorkOne Career Center provides a variety of unique business services to meet the individual needs of employers, including hiring events, assistance in creating a job description, HR solutions, pre-employment screens, and skills training through in-house training programs, The Skillful Network and on-the-job training.
Southern Indiana Works, WorkOne Career Center also assists job seekers with obtaining high wages in in-demand careers through one-on-one career coaching, career exploration, skills assessments, career fairs, and networking events, and, referrals from the WorkOne Business Services Team. Learn more here.
FOR YOUNG ADULTS/STUDENTS
Through a career pathways approach, SIW WorkOne Career Center assists young adults in the attainment of a High School diploma or equivalent, post-secondary education or training, career exploration and education, work-based learning, and other skills development to prepare the next generation of talent. Learn more here.
For more information, contact Cindy Mahoney, Business Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812.941.6404.
Health Enterprises Network
The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) is the region’s premier healthcare business network. Formed by area leaders in 2000, HEN’s mission is to champion and foster the growth of the Greater Louisville Region’s healthcare economy. Comprised of 1200 professionals from 160 investor companies, HEN represents a diverse and growing industry, from hospitals and health services companies to medical device manufacturers and leading health law firms. HEN is the convener that breaks down barriers, opens doors, and is the catalyst for engagement with healthcare professionals and leaders. Health Enterprises Network is an affiliate of Greater Louisville Inc.
For more information, contact Logan Gatti, Director, at email@example.com.
The Healthcare Fellows is a formal executive education program focused on the many business sectors in Louisville’s vast healthcare ecosystem. Each year 14-24 professionals are selected from around Greater Louisville to participate in the 10-month program. Fellows are challenged to grow in their leadership capacity, increase their health-related knowledge, and expand their professional reach through monthly sessions with community leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers and entrepreneurs.
For more information, contact Logan Gatti, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civitas: Regional LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
Civitas is the LBGTQ+ Chamber of Commerce which serves the state of Kentucky with Areas in Greater Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky, Eastern, Southern, & Western Kentucky, and is an affiliate chapter of the National LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce.
This organization focuses on LGBTQ+ business certification, education, and networking to strengthen the regional ecosystem based on the idea that supporting diverse-owned businesses is the foundation of community transformation and economic impact. Civitas stands for citizenship, especially as imparting shared responsibility, a common purpose, and sense of community, and was born out of the desire of many stakeholders from Louisville, Cincinnati, Lexington, and beyond to create a chamber focused on supporting and cultivating a thriving LGBTQ+ community. They are proud to have representation from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum already engaged, knowing there will always be opportunities for growth.
For more information, contact CivitasLGBTQ@gmail.com.
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Align Southern Indiana
Align Southern Indiana strives to actively facilitate a shared regional process that will align resources, address needs and produce sustainable solutions resulting in our region achieving its potential as a best place to live, work and play. This organization strives to meet the current and future talent needs of the regional workforce with a goal of high paying jobs, increased productivity, and retention of talented graduates. Through aiming to enhance quality of place in the region, Align Southern Indiana’s goal is to create an area that is attractive for economic development and is inviting for citizens to live, work and play.
For more information, contact Rita at 502-777-0779 or email@example.com.
Venture Connectors is an incorporated, not-for-profit business association originally formed in 1995 as the Venture Club of Louisville. Venture Connectors’ goal is to connect entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, inventors, academics, practitioners, technologists, students and business experts to encourage the expansion of business and commercial investment activities in the Kentuckiana region. Events include monthly luncheons and the annual Venture Sharks™ competition. Membership is open to founders, business professionals, venture capitalists, private investors and students who are involved in the entrepreneurial community. Anyone interested in making valuable contacts, exchanging information or pursuing mutual business opportunities is welcome to attend a Venture Connectors event.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.