About Leadership Florida


We convene a statewide community of leaders to recharge their leadership skills and to educate and inspire them to work for a better Florida. We provide meaningful forums for sharing essential information and viewpoints; we create opportunities for experiences that are inviting, inspiring, and of lasting value.


As a strong, trusted, diverse, and growing community of Florida leaders, we are an important catalyst for creating new opportunities for our state through our powerful connection to one another.


We are unified in our respect for and accessibility to one another, and in our passion for Florida. We draw strength from our diversity.


Leadership Florida is a unique organization that takes a holistic view of the conditions and challenges facing our great state and offers a continuum for expanding the impact of community leaders across the state. Created in 1982 by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Florida seeks to build a sense of statewide community by identifying and educating individuals who have the passion, commitment, and positioning to help make great things happen.

 The individual contributions of over 1,500 active Leadership Florida members are multiplied by their collective strength and enhanced by the distinct and diverse regions of Florida in which they reside. The members of Leadership Florida are dedicated not only to their local communities but also to the statewide community of Florida. From its vibrant annual classes to active region groups, to its broad committee structure encouraging long-term involvement by all members, Leadership Florida is a dynamic organization designed to promote statewide leadership. While leadership programs exist locally and in many other states, none rival Leadership Florida’s ambitious class offerings. 

Knowledge is a key element of leadership, and each Leadership Florida program is designed to enhance understanding of issues critical to Florida. Leadership Florida also develops bonds among Floridians who combine their talents and resources to build an even greater Florida, community by community.

To download the complete 2O19-2O23 Strategic Plan, use this LINK.

Florida is a Non-Profit Organization

100% of each contribution is received by Leadership Florida Statewide Community Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit foundation. Leadership Florida holds registration SC-04988 with the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800) 435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.