Leadership Oklahoma City develops leaders for civic service.
The strategies by which Leadership Oklahoma City advances the mission are:
Educating about the community's needs, resources, and opportunities;
Training in skills necessary for effective community leadership; and
Connecting people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives with a common interest in community improvement.
The Signature Program is a 10-month-long series of classes, each focusing on a different community issue. A diverse mix of class members complete the program as a group, becoming resources for each other as they learn about community issues. Class members are selected to represent a broad range of occupations and backgrounds.
The LOYAL Program, which targets young adults just beginning their civic lives, is a series of short programs teaching leadership skills for volunteers. LOYAL class members also participate in a community project which encourages them to practice the skills they are learning in class.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE
YLX, or the Youth Leadership Exchange, is the high-school-age programming arm of Leadership Oklahoma City, Inc. YLX programs are school-year-long classes that meet one day a month. The classes are designed to teach the participants how to be better community leaders through volunteer service.