We engage and connect people through shared experiences that positively transform individuals, organizations and communities.
We see a Rhode Island that is flourishing — economically, civically, culturally — built on a foundation of ever-improving human capital whose strengths and potential we spend each day revealing and igniting.
And we see the lessons of this lively leadership experiment being shared and amplified around the country and the world to nurture the kind of fully-engaged societies that create lasting, positive change.
Our Beliefs and Values
Recognizing leaders and investing in their personal and professional growth and connections with one another will result in individual, collective and statewide transformation.
It is vital to bring everyone to the table to collectively identify and solve challenges facing our state.
Experiencing transformative experiences in a cohort creates an environment for bridging across differences.
Large-scale change requires a broad network of individuals, with deep and personal connections based on trust and respect, who are able to have frank discussions.
With each class, long-term relationships are created which continuously generate new energy through contributions and exchange of ideas amongst the broader LRI network.
We believe in the power of shared best practices and shared learning to enable our state to go further, faster.
We are open to anyone seeking to move the needle of tough challenges within our state.
We value contributions over formal credentials.
We embrace diversity and divergence.
From "weaving back the civil fabric" of RI cities/towns to "outstanding leadership innovations" to moving the needle for statewide workplace engagement, Leadership Rhode Island's impact has been honored locally, regionally and nationally with five awards in the past five years from Common Cause RI, Association of Leadership Programs, GoLocal, and the Rhode Island Press Association.