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Leadership Main Line

Developing & Inspiring Future Leaders For The Main Line Area

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In an effort to develop future community leaders in the region, the Chamber established the Leadership Main Line program in 2002.

Leadership Main Line provides an intensive six-month curriculum that involves the participants in learning experiences designed to enhance the infrastructure of the Main Line. Graduates benefit personally and professionally, but the big winner is the community as more qualified leaders are developed.


Leadership Main Line (LML) develops personal leadership skills, with a particular focus on nonprofit board service. Participants learn to create a rewarding legacy for themselves and their companies as they make connections with the region and the people who help power it.

The leadership programs of The Main Line Chamber of Commerce invest in your greatest asset - employees - to raise the game for your entire team/organization.

Companies have invested in their employees through Leadership Main Line for 18 years. Now Leadership Main Line’s parent organization, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce, is recruiting participants for two professionally facilitated and high-quality programs that will be filled on a first-come-first served basis in the weeks to come.

With the addition of Leadership Principles & Profiles, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce has the capacity to empower 50 leaders per year to be more effective within their companies and their communities. Raising the game of top employees stands a good chance of becoming the greatest legacy of the modern-day Main Line Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber and as many as 35 companies annually are together investing in talent through:

  • Leadership Principles & Profiles:  This is an internally focused training program that concentrates on helping anyone who manages people to more effectively communicate with and enable their employees to contribute their best. Participants meet with inspiring CEOs who share their knowledge, learn from top-tier corporate trainers and gain a greater understanding of behaviors that help employees to envision, buy into and execute positive change. The program occurs over four days from September through December. To Learn more click here.
  • Leadership Main Line: Entering its 19th year in January of 2021, this externally focused program teaches leadership through a nonprofit volunteer lens. Focusing on Leadership, Legacy and Connection, participants gain understanding of the needs of their communities and the impact they and their companies can have in making the region stronger. Each class completes an impactful project for a nonprofit organization. The program occurs over six days and six evenings from January to June. Each applicant must be interviewed to be accepted. To learn more click here.

Participants in both programs build strong relationships with a cohort of fellow leaders in the region, joining a leadership alumni group of 300 individuals.

For Information: Contact MLCC Staff Member Barb Keslick at .

Attention all Chamber nonprofits!

The Leadership Main Line program brings together the For-Profit and Non-Profit worlds.  A major component of the leadership development process used for the class is working on a project that will help further the Mission of a Non-Profit that impacts the greater Main Line Region. 

We are accepting applications from Chamber member Non-Profits who would benefit from additional people and time resources to accomplish a project that is important to the success of your organization. Click here to apply.

Key Topics of the Leadership Main Line Program

  • Business Leadership and the World of Nonprofits
  • Fostering Entrepreneurship, Arts, Education and Empowerment in the Region’s Core City
  • Contributing Your Best
  • Public/Private Engagement & Civic Leadership
  • Exemplary Leadership
  • Bringing it All Together - Leadership Application and Impact

 2021 Commencement Sponsor:




Click here to see a list of companies that have participated in the program