Participants will use structured exercises and assessments to gain greater self-awareness, stronger leadership and management skills, improved team communication skills, and increased confidence and proficiency in public speaking. The program also includes interaction with community leaders, reading materials, and a group project. Learn more about the Fall 2024 program details here!

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, July 29, 2024.

The program dates are below. Please save these dates on your calendar now to be prepared if you are selected for the program. Upon receipt of the application, you can expect to hear from us by August 12. All dates are mandatory. Classes are in-person from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST on Mondays in Downtown Louisville at YPAL Headquarters (101 S. 5th Street, Floor 23 Louisville, KY 40202).
  • September 16: Kick-off Celebration (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
  • September 23 – Class 1 – Emotional Intelligence
  • September 30 – Optional – Class Social Gathering
  • October 7 – Class 2 – Communication
  • October 21 – Class 3 – Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • October 28 – Class 4 – Leadership & Management
  • November 4 – Class 5 – Presentation Skills
  • November 11 – Class 6 – Presentation Coaching
  • November 18 – Class 7 – Final Presentations & Graduation
Before you apply:
  • You must be a YPAL member to be accepted into this program. You can join now here.
  • This ELP application will require a response for a payment plan and time commitment approval from your supervisor. Need help asking your employer to approve the program? We got you covered! Click here, scroll down to "Before you Apply" and download the letter to provide to your employer (bullet point 2).
  • The program cost is $475. Tuition support and childcare stipends may be available for those who qualify. The application for support is on the final pages of this application.
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