Professional development through regional understanding.

The What.

Leadership North Texas University (LNT U) is a four-month leadership program for young professionals aimed at recruiting, educating and developing the future leaders of the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Because of the regional nature of North Texas, it is imperative to have local leaders who are committed to civic engagement and collaboration, and are educated on our region’s complexities. 

Participants will learn best practices in regional stewardship and challenges relevant to the region as well as participate in the development of appropriate strategies for Millennial involvement in the North Texas community.

The Who.

LNT U is for eligible Millennials in the workforce under the age of 35  who demonstrate a passion for North Texas.


LNT U is a four-month program launching with an overnight retreat January 23, 2020, program days February 21, March 20, and and April 17. A graduation luncheon will be held for participants and their supervisors on May 15. Applications are open and accepted through October 31, 2019. 

The Where.

The LNT U opening retreat and program days will be held across North Texas. Locations and program details will be shared with attendees.

The Why. 

LNT U creates a hub of Millennial ambassadors who share their new knowledge with peers and give a voice to their generation when discussing North Texas issues.

The program days are focused on key areas impacting the future and vitality of North Texas: leadership, education and infrastructure. Each day provides a mix of professional development with a deep dive into regional topics such as demographics, infrastructure and sustainability. 

All participants will walk away with invaluable information on our region’s future along with a new network of young leaders. They will build a strong bond and work as a team to engage their generation in today’s regional issues. 

the cost.

The cost for each student to go through the program is $1,500. The tuition covers all costs associated with the student's participation. A limited number of scholarships will be available to students that request financial aid.

The How.

After all applications have been submitted, a selection committee will choose the group of participants they believe best fit the program. The selection committee will also decide which students are awarded scholarships based on financial assistance requests.

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about us.

The North Texas Commission Foundation serves as the convening agency in North Texas promoting collaboration between businesses, higher education institutions, NGOs and government agencies to deliver region-wide programs that address sustainable environments, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, veterans and leadership training.

Leadership North Texas (LNT) is a graduate-level leadership program founded in 2009 by the North Texas Commission Foundation. LNT aims to recruit, develop and support leaders who have a commitment to civic engagement, learning, collaboration and the North Texas region.