Leadership Broken Arrow


Leadership Broken Arrow provides participants the opportunity to have a unique perspective and understand the Broken Arrow community, including the past, present, and future. LBA also helps participants gain knowledge of their individual leadership skills and talents and how they can help meet the demands of our growing community. Graduates of LBA are in a position to influence the future of Broken Arrow through their community involvement. Since 2002, over 580 individuals have graduated from LBA.


Through Leadership Broken Arrow individuals have the opportunity to:

  • Make connections and build relationships with other business leaders in the community.
  • Develop leadership skills and tools to apply in your career and your community.
  • Gain knowledge of Broken Arrow and its history.
  • Learn how the city operates and the current issues facing our community.
  • Facilitate conversations between current leaders and upcoming leaders in Broken Arrow.


Leadership Broken Arrow consists of one-day orientation sessions and 11 full-day sessions that meet monthly from August to May. Classes feature guest lecturers, experts in their respective fields, local area tours, visits to places with important community missions, leadership training, classroom participation, and an opportunity to network with other civic-minded individuals.

To graduate from LBA, you must attend a minimum of nine monthly sessions and the mandatory orientation retreat in August. Sessions are from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Session 1: Kickoff
  • Session 2: BA History Day
  • Session 3: Social Services Day
  • Session 4: Economic Development Day
  • Session 5: City Government Day
  • Session 6: Healthcare Day
  • Session 7: Education Day
  • Session 8: Arts and Humanities Day
  • Session 9: BA Day at the Capitol
  • Session 10: Public Safety Day
  • Session 11: Graduation Day


Tuition includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and administrative costs.  Total tuition is $1,000.


The application period for the class of 2025 are open. You can apply here: LEADERSHIP BA 2025 CLASS APPLICATION
Please keep a copy for your record when you submit. Applications must be received by July 12, 2024.
Applications will be reviewed and does not guarantee acceptance.


For additional information and questions, please contact Tiffany Shepard, Vice President of Events & Communication at [email protected] or 918-893-2106.