Core Program

Each year Leadership Rhode Island selects a diverse group of established and emerging leaders to participate in a thought-provoking, 10-month (January – October) community leadership program. Statewide issues are examined through the perspectives of experts, on-site visits, readings, discussion groups, problem-solving exercises, and other experiential activities.

The Core Program is a not a starting point, but rather a process for leaders to refine and enhance their commitment to Rhode Island throughout their lives. Participation opens the door to ongoing personal growth, professional development and community leadership. Graduates join LRI’s network of 2,000-plus alumni and a life of Rhode Island stewardship. There is only one way to be part of this – experience it yourself.

College Program

College Leadership Rhode Island (CLRI) is designed for motivated minds, innovative thinkers, and active learners, 26 years of age or younger. As an organization, we believe in the power of shared experience and diverse perspectives. That’s why the CLRI program is open to individuals in all areas of study and career paths. Since 2004, the CLRI program has inspired, educated, and engaged more than 500 young adults, helping to set them up for success as they navigate post-secondary life and early career.

Running concurrently with the academic year (September-May), class members will explore careers in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, build relationships with the Rhode Island community, and develop skills that will contribute to the careers of their choice. The program is a comprehensive experience where class members can elevate their own abilities, grow within a diverse cohort, and become engaged members of the Rhode Island community. 

Senior Fellows Program

The Leadership Rhode Island Senior Fellows Program, in partnership with Age-Friendly Rhode Island, is an 8-week summer program geared to lifting the voices, knowledge, and vision of Rhode Island residents 62 and older.

Thanks to generous support from Age-Friendly Rhode Island, this program is offered at no cost to participants.