LGBT Leadership Institute applications are due by Aug. 8. The LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation Leadership Institute, a program of the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation, develops leadership skills for LGBT and ally professionals.

The program provides a diverse cohort of participants with valuable leadership skills and knowledge, along with an historical view of the LGBT community and equality movement.

Upon completion of the nine-part program, participants will have a well-rounded understanding of the community. The cost for the semester is $1500, and there are financial aid opportunities.