Leadership Henderson Logo Leadership Henderson is a nonprofit organization under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Designed as a program of exploration and examination, Leadership Henderson examines issues, asks critical questions and strives to provide answers that do not conform to the status quo.


The program is an eight-month course devoted to educating and empowering civic-minded professionals with a goal of building and maintaining a strong network of effective community leaders. Through panel presentations by community leaders and experts, simulations, plus hands-on experiences, participants learn about current issues pertaining to local economy, government, social services, health, gaming, business and education that effect the residents and businesses that call Henderson home. Selection of participants (both acknowledged and aspiring leaders) is based upon demonstrated leadership experience, potential, and abilities.  The cost of the program is $2,500.

Opening Session – A two-day retreat serves as an overall introduction to Leadership Henderson and the study of leadership. Activities focus on developing strong working relationships between participants, identifying and evaluating the characteristics of leadership, and distinguishing each participant's leadership style.

Monthly Sessions – Full-day sessions are the first Friday of every month, held at various locations throughout the community and consist of panel discussions, lectures, community tours and interactive exercises, which include face-to-face discussions with top-level business, civic and governmental leaders.

Leadership Henderson Facilitator

Leena PatelLeena Patel

Leena was mentored by her grandfather – a direct disciple of Mahatma Gandhi – for 29 years. From his guidance and mentorship and her experience being a Young Woman’s Leader for SGI International from the age of 16, Leena learned key global leadership lessons grounded in spiritual wisdom, and how tomorrow’s leaders can make a positive and powerful impact. Her unique positioning coupled with being a lifelong practitioner and teacher of yoga and mindfulness, a long time trainer to Celine Dion. Cirque du Soleil (The Beatles “LOVE” and Elvis), Steve Wynn Productions “Le Reve” and other top performers, entrepreneurs and athletes internationally enables her to unify world class leadership principals with the champion mindset of high performance sports to create modern day multi-skilled “business athletes” that are wired to win while making a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

Leena has distilled 20+ years’ experience training and mentoring entrepreneurial leaders in various industries into a results-driven elite performance leadership framework called “Global Impact Systems” that supports leaders to perform their personal best.

Through keynote speeches, breakout sessions and games-based experiential trainings at conferences, events and group meetings, she takes clients’ skills to a world-class level to give them an edge in a competitive marketplace, while supporting them in creating a global impact in the areas they are passionate about. Using what she calls her “faculty” (different personas that lead the games with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences on leadership), Leena’s facilitation skills and trainings create huge DNA shifts that guide leaders in corporations, non-profits and NGOs to expand their concept of who they choose to be and how they choose to show up as leaders in the world. The result is major shifts in the personal and business leadership realm which often leads to greater community involvement through social activism as well as advanced skills development that directly impacts business growth, direction revenue.

Our Sponsors: 

Corporate Retreat Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, NV EnergyNevada State Bank 

Retreat Sponsor: Aston MonteLago Village Resort

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Thank You to Our 2014-2015 Corporate Sponsors

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