Advancing Leadership – Transforming Passionate People into Extraordinary Leaders

What Is Advancing Leadership?  Advancing Leadership (AL) and Advancing Leadership Youth (ALY) are intensive community leadership programs developed by the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and its community partners. Since 1998, hundreds of local adults and youth have experienced the life-changing effects of our programs.


Meet Our New Executive Director! 

We are excited to welcome Lawrence Garrett, a 2010 graduate of Advancing Leadership, as our new executive director. Lawrence began researching best practices in leadership development as a student at Howard University, and is now a nationally recognized speaker on this subject. In addition to his work as a speaker, facilitator and board member with Advancing Leadership, he has been a regular speaker in the Puget Sound area for organizations as diverse as the Seattle Urban League, area churches and Federal Way Public Schools. Read more about Lawrence.


What Is Advancing Leadership  Visit the Adult Program and Youth Program pages for details on our programs and current participants. Our alumni are achieving great things at work, at school and in their communities. Learn more on the Alumni page.  We are currently seeking partners to help us improve our programs and expand our impact. You can Get Involved as a business partner or an individual volunteer.


See Our Latest Videos Sometimes you just have to be there.  You can – by watching our video channel, viewing our photostream on Flickr, liking our Facebook Page and subscribing to our quarterly e-newsletter. Check back often to see for yourself just how transformative Advancing Leadership and Advancing Leadership Youth can be for participants and the community.  

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