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Leadership Cayman (LC) is a dynamic, intensive, interactive, six-month experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership through an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business and political issues in the Cayman Islands.

LC class members interact with diverse, high-level community leaders and decision-makers by organising and attending a series of seminars and retreats in fields ranging from business, government, education, media, social services, criminal justice, diversity, the arts and more. Through these interactions, members learn about their personal leadership styles, nourish their community spirit and gain invaluable understanding of how our community works.

The bonds forged among the members of each LC class are deep and long lasting, offering both personal and professional benefits. Whether you are new to the islands or just want to learn more about the important issues facing the community in which you live, LC is an excellent investment of your time and talents.


Become part of a rich learning community made up of leaders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Develop a deeper understanding of social, economic, business and political issues affecting our community.
Learn about meaningful ways in which you can make a difference by giving back to our community.
Tap into a network of leaders in each class and establish contacts with diverse groups of professionals in both government and the private sector.
Increase your awareness of your own unique leadership and teamwork skills.


Opening Retreat Facilitator
Peter K. Hammerschmidt, Ph.D.
Dr. Peter K. Hammerschmidt has been advising executives on leadership, innovative problem-solving, teamwork, and economic issues for almost three decades. His practice areas include leadership development, training, and team building. He makes frequent presentations on leadership, decision-making, economics, and banking to business, civic, and student groups. He conducts a wide range of leadership-related training on contemporary topics critical to organisational success.

Peter is a Professor of Economics at Eckerd College and a Senior Trainer and Research Associate on the faculty of the College's Leadership Development Institute. He was formerly the Director-in-Residence of the Eckerd College London Study Centre and a professor at Lewis & Clark College.

Exceptional Speakers

Leaders who will share their knowledge and experience with LC class participants may include Her Excellency the Governor, Members of the Legislative Assembly, senior civil servants, judges, journalists, prominent business professionals and leaders from the non-profit sector. Your opportunity to learn from — and ask questions of — these leaders and decision makers is a very special feature of the LC experience.

The Sister Islands Trip
During the two-day Sister Islands seminar in Cayman Brac, class members will meet with leaders from a variety of sectors and explore issues specific to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. This is a special opportunity to explore the various challenges and opportunities faced by the Sister Islands.

Community Service Project

Each year, LC class members select a local, not-for-profit organisation and design a project to benefit that organisation. Following planning, fundraising and coordinating, class members join together on “Project Day” to create immediate and tangible results for the charity while strengthening their own commitment to community service.
Leadership Cayman Alumni Association
After graduation, class members will be invited to join the alumni association. The goal of the alumni association is continued networking as well as keeping members informed and involved on issues affecting our community.


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