Advancing Leadership – Transforming Passionate People into Extraordinary Leaders

2.0photo for websiteWhat 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. Are you the next community leader? Are you ready for Advancing Leadership?


Teri Hickel, AL’s Executive Director, has announced that she will be stepping aside to allow for a new Executive Director to take the helm and provide a new vision.  Applications for the ED position will be accepted from July 1 to July 25th, 2014 at 5PM.  Resumes should be sent to:

For more information about the position, click here

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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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