Are you a young professional who wants to help build a new Memphis? Embark is a training program designed for high performing twenty-somethings who choose to live and lead in Memphis. Join a diverse group of leaders armed with a unique skill set to impact the community.

What Embark Means for You

Over the course of three months, you and 30 peers will:

Develop yourselves.
We want to help you grow in your success. Learn to leverage your strengths, lead locally, and effectively navigate the workplace. You will hear from inspiring change-makers and learn alongside some of the city’s most dynamic current leaders.

Create lasting connections.
Embark is all about collaborative work and bringing together a diversity of perspectives to exchange ideas. Some of the best knowledge you will take away from the program will be from your classmates.

Better Memphis.
Become familiar with the rich landscape of civic organizations working to push the city forward and learn how to plug in.

What Embark Means for Employers

Embark helps employers by:

Creating effective leaders.
Participants learn to leverage their strengths and navigate the workplace. The Embark experience creates leaders in your company who are self-aware and positioned for growth.

Building communication skills.
Through various group activities and a final pitch project, Embarkers will refine their presentation skills and learn to successfully collaborate. Embarkers will be able to create productive relationships with colleagues by identifying and adjusting to different personalities and work styles.

Making connections.
We select candidates from a diverse pool of organizations – representing corporate, non-profit, education, and government sectors. As a result, Embarkers make invaluable connections and grow their professional networks.

Retaining Talent in Memphis.
Embark builds an affinity for Memphis in the participants. The attachment and investment in the city translates to an attachment and loyalty to employers, helping you keep your top talent here in town.

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