Opportunity Indianapolis

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Opportunity Indianapolis is a two-day crash course in the issues facing the greater Indianapolis community — such as education, the arts, public safety — and the people working on them.

Whether you're new to Indianapolis or you're looking for ways to become more involved, this program provides participants with valuable insight and a newfound network of civic-minded individuals who want to make a difference.

The OI experience doesn't just benefit participants. For businesses that are increasingly investing in a mobile workforce, Opportunity Indianapolis helps employees feel more connected to the larger Indianapolis community.

The program's design creates a connective tissue that helps people find meaning in both the work they do and the community leadership they may get involved with.

Speakers include leaders working in a variety of fields including education, the arts, and public safety. Past speakers include:

  • Julie Goodman, President & CEO, Arts Council of Indianapolis

  • Shellye Suttles, Food Policy & Program Coordinator, City of Indianapolis

  • Bill Benner, Sr. Vice President for Corporate, Community and Public Relations, Pacers Sports & Entertainment

  • Milton O. Thompson, Attorney, Bleeke Dillon Crandall Law Firm

  • Bryan Roach, Chief of Police, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

  • Linda Broadfoot, Director, Indy Parks

  • Aleesia Johnson, Interim Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools

  • Bob Schultz, Sr. Vice President of Marketing/Events, Downtown Indy, Inc.

  • Chris Gahl, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Visit Indy

Program Details

Dates: August 22 & 23

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Various locations around Downtown Indianapolis. Location details will be sent prior to the program.

*Please note: participants will get a chance to take advantage of the walkability of downtown Indy as we enjoy short walks between various locations throughout the program.

Cost: $650


Leadership Indianapolis believes cost should not be a barrier to participation and has a limited number of scholarships available. For more information, please contact John Shertzer at (317) 396-7464 or jshertzer@leadershipindianapolis.com prior to registering.

Questions? Contact John Shertzer at (317) 396-7464 or jshertzer@leadershipindianapolis.com.

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