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Current Leadership PE Class | Schedule for 2019-2020 | LPE Alumni Classes

What is Leadership P.E.?

Leadership P.E. is a leadership development program designed to encourage, strengthen and build the professional careers and the civic involvement of entry- and mid- to upper-level engineers. This will be accomplished through organized career-training sessions and networking with business and community contacts and peers, as well as interactive meetings with community decision makers. It will involve a cross-section of leaders or potential leaders who are active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations and ethnic and minority groups. It will reflect the diversity of the professional engineering community. This unique and positive image- and career-building program is designed specifically to benefit persons in the engineering profession. Participation in Leadership P.E. is typically comprised of fifteen individuals. Participants must be either EITs or PEs. They will be selected to participate in eight specially designed leadership experiences over an eight-month period. The charter class was selected in the summer of 1998. Leadership P.E. follows the concepts developed by Leadership KY and other similar leadership programs. Leadership P.E. is the first of its kind to focus on professional engineers. As such, Leadership P.E. was designed, organized and implemented by members of the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE), the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kentucky (ACEC-KY) and the Kentuckiana Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (KP-SAME).

Criteria & Application

Participation in Leadership P.E. is a competitive process. It is open to all engineers who live or work in Kentucky. Typically, fifteen individuals are selected to participate in the program each year. Only one application will be accepted from any one company or organization (and/or major division of a company or organization). A selection committee will choose the participants from a cross section of the state. Participants will be leaders and potential leaders who are active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations and ethnic and minority groups. They will reflect the diversity of the state. To participate, individuals must meet the following requirements: (1) individual must be a member of at least one of the organizations: KSPE, ACEC-KY or the Kentuckiana Post of SAME, (2) applicant must have been living or working in Kentucky for at least one full year, (3) applicant must have full support of the company or organization they represent, as well as their employer or supervisor and (4) applicant must attend ALL meetings or retreats.

Application for selection must be made in writing**. Interested individuals should contact the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) and request a "Leadership P.E. Application." All sections of the application must be completed. The application must be signed by both the applicant and the employer (sponsor). The deadline for returning the application for inclusion in the 2018/2019 Leadership P.E. program has not been determined. Two photographs, suitable for publication*, must accompany each individual application.

The individual tuition for Leadership P.E. for 2019/2020 is $900. The tuition will cover program costs, but it does not include lodging and transportation to and from session sites. The tuition fee must be paid by September 1, 2019.

For additional information, contact:

Kentucky Engineering Center
160 Democrat Drive
Frankfort, KY   40601
Phone: 502-695-5680

*Please email digital photos or send original prints only. Do not mail hard copy photos that have been printed on an inkjet or laser printer, such prints will result in poor reproduction.

**Applications must be typed.

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