Leadership Coppell

Please note: Applications for the Leadership Coppell 2022 cohort will open in winter 2021. Check back later for more information! 

About the Program

Leadership Coppell is an innovative program designed to bring together civic-minded individuals in a forum encouraging learning, questioning, and planning. The class comprises eight full-day sessions.

Leadership Coppell is a dynamic, hands-on, community leadership program that immerses participants in executive-level leadership training through experiential sessions designed to educate residents about Coppell's history, government, economics, and City organizations. This program is beneficial for community members who are considering taking an active role in Coppell's future. Participants will be challenged and engaged by emerging and existing leaders who come from a diverse array of professions and passions.

Program Benefits

Since the program's inception, Leadership Coppell graduates have moved on to serve as Mayor, City Council members, boards and commissions members, and as knowledgeable leaders in their own respective neighborhoods and organizations. While the intent of Leadership Coppell is to benefit the greater Coppell community, participants benefit in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses as well.

Participants of the program make powerful connections and develop key skills for business and community success. Individuals new to Coppell obtain an in-depth understanding of the community that, outside of the program, could take years to acquire. Long-time residents deepen and broaden their understanding of Coppell and benefit from access to community leaders. Retirees seeking the opportunity to re-engage in the community can jump-start their volunteer career as well.

Tuition & Logistics

Leadership Coppell has a $150 tuition fee, which includes all of the materials for the program. Each day of class will include one morning session (8:30 am to noon) and one afternoon session (1 to 4:30 pm). Breakfast and lunch are included with each session. There will be eight full-day classes, and participants are allowed to miss two half-day sessions during the semester in the event of scheduling conflicts. A graduation ceremony and reception will be held in conjunction with the a June City Council meeting.

Tentative Class Schedule

SessionMorning Session (8:30 am to Noon)Afternoon Session (1 to 4:30 pm)
Session 1Introduction and team building (full day)
Session 2History, City Manager's Office, City CouncilCoppell Independent School District
Session 3Regional FocusMunicipal Court
Session 4Fire DepartmentPolice Department
Session 5Finance DepartmentPublic Works Department
Session 6Library ServicesPlanning and Development
Session 7Parks and Recreation DepartmentInternal Services
Session 8Service ProjectNo afternoon session
GraduationGraduation and Reception at City Council MeetingGraduation and Reception at City Council Meeting