Leadership Joplin is a program developed by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and sponsored by community businesses to identify, cultivate, and motivate future community leaders. Leadership Joplin is in its 40th year with more than 1,047 graduates. This informative and thought-provoking program introduces participants to the community, exposes them to its challenges, and requires them to fully participate in its nine-session curriculum. In addition, Leadership Joplin provides a strategic curriculum to enhance participants’ leadership skills and creates a dialogue for discussion on relevant topics and assessment of case studies, ultimately supporting the Chamber’s strategic initiatives and goals. Anyone who has a genuine interest in community leadership and wants to broaden their scope of knowledge beyond their current level is encouraged to apply to Leadership Joplin.