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Founded in 1981, Leadership Oklahoma City has trained over 3,500 adult and youth leaders to work toward improving their community.

 

The Signature Program

L.O.Y.A.L

Youth Leadership Exchange

Alumni Association

 

Find our more about our adult programs.


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Linking Oklahoma’s Young Adult Leaders is a short-format skills-based program intended for young adults just beginning their community service careers.

A skills-based program, focusing on skills needed to be an effective community leader.

Networking, risk-taking, business etiquette, fund raising, special event management, presentation skills, meeting management, and board success.

Must be at least 23 and not more than 35 on the date of the Opening Retreat. The median age in last year’s class was 26.

Class Size: 64

Tuition: $625 currently

Class Project: Mandatory

Most classes are from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. once or twice a month, October through April. One all-day class on a weekend day for Opening Retreat.

Absentee Policy: Opening Retreat is mandatory. No more than two other classes may be missed.

Applications for the LOYAL class are typically available in June and due in late July.

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The Signature Program is a community-information program designed for experienced community volunteers to broaden their knowledge of community issues.

A community information program, focusing on issues that affect central Oklahoma.

Current program topics include public safety, health, human services, government and media, education, quality of life, and economic development.

Must be at least 21 years-old. The median age in this year’s Signature class is 42 years-old.

Class Size: 48

Tuition: $2,500 currently

Class Project: Optional

Classes are from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday, October through May and a 2-day mandatory Opening Retreat held on the first Thursday and Friday in September.

Absentee Policy: Opening Retreat is mandatory. No more than two other classes may be missed.

Applications for the Signature Program are available January through March and due the first week in April.


LOKC GIFTS SCULPTURE TO OKLAHOMA CITY

In 2013, Leadership Oklahoma City, Inc. made a gift of Compass Rose, a sculpture by noted artist Owen Morrel, to the City of Oklahoma City. Click to learn more.

In 2013, Leadership Oklahoma City, Inc. made a gift of Compass Rose, a sculpture by noted artist Owen Morrel, to the City of Oklahoma City. Click to learn more.

Leadership Oklahoma City is proud to have the sponsorship of:

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LOKC Staff

Christy Zelley
Executive Director

alum@lokc.org

(405) 463-3331

Amber Shelton
YLX Director

ylx@lokc.org

(405) 463-3340

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Sally Flenthrope
Membership Director

membership@lokc.org

(405) 463-3331

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Nicole Bondurant
Program Assistant

nicole@lokc.org

(405) 463-3340

 

Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President, Cindy Batt
Vice President, Phil Lance
VP, Development, Teresa Moisant
Secretary, Christina Rehkop
Treasurer, Eric Eissenstat
Past President, Steve Raybourn
Alumni President, Lee Symcox
YLX Chair, Ashleigh Sorrell Rose

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Signature Program
Kermit Frank
Lisa Synar

LOYAL
James Pickel
Meg Salyer

BOARD MEMBERS

Hilary Blaney
Bill Citty
Julie Coffee
Michael Decker
Jim Finch
Richard Forshee
Bob Funk, Jr.
Kent Gardner
Julie Hall
Andrew Hwang
Sharron Jackson-Glover
Bernard Jones
Dave Lopez
Elisa McAlister
Tammy Powell
Jeanette Rice
Cecilia Robinson-Woods
Doug Stussi
Lauren Toppins
Marcus Ude
Brian West
Ron Witherspoon
Apollo Woods

ADVISORY BOARD

Ann Ackerman
Bob Anthony
Michael Biddinger
Teresa L. Cooper
Carl Edwards
Jim Farris
Joan Gilmore
Debby Hampton
James Loftis
Kay Martin
Sherry R. Rhodes
Jim Sharrock
Pam Troup
Rick Vermillion
Roy Williams