Conway Area Leadership Institute

Underwritten by First Arkansas Bank & Trust

FAB&T - Underwriter for the Conway Area Leadership Institute

The Conway Area Leadership Institute prepares emerging leaders to serve the Conway community. Through shared experiences and frequent interactions, participants will engage in a ten-month curriculum inspired by Conway2035. Conway2035 is a long-range strategic plan developed with the input of more than 1,800 area residents. This plan identifies priorities that have been grouped into "People" and "Places": Arts, Entertainment and Culture; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Education; Job Creation; Poverty and Homelessness; Public Safety; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Beautification; Bicycle Paths and Trails; Downtown Business District; Land Use and Planning; Parks and Recreation; Public Transportation; Streets, Sidewalks and Drainage. 

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 leaders fully equipped to take action and work toward a better Conway.  


The application process for the Conway Area Leadership Institute begins in January. Participants will take part in a monthly programming beginning in March. The leadership program culminates with a graduation ceremony the following January.

Class Size:

40 participants

How to Apply:

Go to the How to Apply page for the application and all the details for applying for the CALI Class of 2023. 

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