Conway Area Leadership Institute

Underwritten by

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The Conway Area Leadership Institute prepares emerging leaders to serve the Conway community. Through shared experiences and frequent interactions, participants will engage in an eight-month curriculum inspired by Conway2025.

Conway2025 is a long-range strategic plan developed with the input of more than 1,400 area residents. This plan identifies seven sectors of importance for the overall growth and sustainability of Conway:

  • Keep Conway Learning
  • Keep Conway Working
  • Keep Conway Building
  • Keep Conway Safe
  • Keep Conway Active
  • Keep Conway Creative
  • Keep Conway Moving

Class participants are highly motivated individuals who are interested in learning, pursuing first-hand experience, and interacting with community leaders, businesses, and organizations. Upon graduation, the Conway community will welcome a dynamic group of men and women fully equipped to take action and work toward a better Conway.


The application process for the Conway Area Leadership Institute begins in December. Participants will take part in a two-day class retreat held in April followed by monthly programming. The leadership program culminates in November with graduation.

Class Size:

60 participants

How to Apply:

Download the 2019 application here. For more information about the Conway Area Leadership Institute, contact Ed Linck at or 501-932-5404.

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