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ENGAGE Applications Open May 1!

  From May 1st through June 16, 2017, Leadership Southern Indiana will be taking applications for their ENGAGE program, a skills-based leadership program for mid-senior level managers, business owners, or community leaders. Starting its fifth year, the program will offer six program days to build leadership development skills for those to improve the way they lead staff, projects, and other team ... Read More »

DISCOVER Class Raises Funds for Community Kitchen

On March 8th, Leadership Southern Indiana’s DISCOVER Class of 2017 heard from many agencies in the area for Health and Human Services Day. The class served and ate lunch at Community Kitchen in Jeffersonville, where they heard from Board Members and Director Rick Kopple. Community Kitchen leadership talked about serving 5 meals per week, with an average cost of about ... Read More »

Meet the Board: Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart is a DISCOVER Class of 2014 graduate, grew up in Sellersburg, and currently lives in New Albany. He is the President/CEO of Voluforms, and has served on the Leadership Southern Indiana Board of Directors since 2015! Please describe your professional journey—where you started to where you are now. I took a job in printing over the summers while ... Read More »

YP Board Members Needed!

The American Heart Association is looking for young professionals to fill their Emerging Leaders Board. See Job Description linked below. For questions, contact Mary Witsiepe, Heart Walk Director, at or 502-371-6041. ELB Member Description 2017 Read More »

4/13 FOCUS: Register Now!

On Thursday, April 13th, Leadership Southern Indiana will host FOCUS, its one-day community education program from 8am-5pm, meeting at the YMCA then traveling around the region via tour bus. FOCUS is a one-day immersion program that is specifically designed to provide a preview of the nine-month Leadership Southern Indiana DISCOVER program. Participants hear from local experts on a variety of ... Read More »

Meet the Board: Charlotte Ipsan

Charlotte Ipsan is the Chief Administrative Officer of Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital (Louisville, KY), and life-long resident of Floyds Knobs, IN. Please describe your professional journey—where you started to where you are now. I have worked in several roles at Norton Children’s Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital, including staff nurse; Nurse Manager, Neonatal Intensive Care unit; ... Read More »

Generational Workshop Keynote Available Online!

Did you miss the kick-off session from the 4-part generational series held by Leadership Southern Indiana? Don’t worry! We have the video recording of the 90-minute program which covers why Millennials think and act differently in the workplace than previous generations. Millennials (workers under 36) are now the largest generational cohort in the workforce, and they’ll outnumber the Boomers and ... Read More »

Meet the Board: Bill Hanson

Where are you from, and how long have you lived/worked in Southern Indiana? I am from Nebraska. I have been in Southern Indiana since February 2010. What is your current job position and where? I am senior publisher for Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. with responsibilities at newspapers in Kentucky as well as my home newspaper, the News and Tribune, which ... Read More »