CONTACT:  Patty St. Clair

Public Relations, Young Leaders Council,

(615) 948-6708


YLC Williamson County Class 2015 Group Photo (1280x960)

Young Leaders Council 2015 Williamson County class


Application Deadline for Young Leaders Council’s 2016 Williamson County Class Is August 1

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 13, 2016—Young Leaders Council (YLC), a Nashville-based nonprofit organization that has trained more than 2,500 men and women to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit agencies for the past 31 years, is now accepting applications for its 2016 Williamson County class.  Partnering with Williamson, Inc. Young Professionals for the fourth year in a row, YLC will provide training to young professionals between the ages of 25-40, who live or work in Williamson County and whose company is a member of the Williamson Chamber, in 11 weekly sessions, beginning October 6, 2016. Young professionals interested in applying should do so online by August 1 at to be eligible for the 2016 class. The participation fee is $500.

Each session, meeting on consecutive Thursdays through December 15, will meet from 8:00-10:30 a.m. at the Williamson Chamber’s office in Franklin and will cover board member responsibilities, strategic planning, nonprofit financials, legal responsibilities, conflict resolution, fundraising, and effective meetings, all of which are crucial skills needed for today’s nonprofit leadership roles. The graduates of the program will then serve a one-year internship on a local nonprofit board to put their newfound skills into action.

In addition to the Williamson County class, more than 100 graduates enter the nonprofit community each year from three other Young Leaders Council classes, including two in Davidson County, and one in partnership with Junior League of Nashville.

In 1985, YLC was created by the Council of Community Services, the HCA Foundation and the United Way to address the need to broaden and strengthen Nashville’s volunteer leadership base. By training young men and women to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit organizations, tomorrow’s leaders could make a difference in the community today. For additional questions about the program, contact YLC executive director, Diane Hayes, at or 615-386-0060.

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