Young Professionals of Knoxville

2016 Leadership Certificate Dates Announced

The 2016 Leadership Certificate Program will take place from January 19 to March 8. YPK is seeking sponsorships to underwrite this fantastic initiative.

January 19 – Welcome party and kick off

January 26 – March 1 – Six weekly sessions for program participants

March 8 – Graduation Party

Read more about the YPK Leadership Certificate Graduates March 2015.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Danielle Benson at to participate or for more information. View PDF of Sponsorship Opportunities.

$2,500 Leadership Sponsor

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Finalists Announced for 3rd Annual Impact Awards

YPK is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 3rd Annual YPK Impact Awards. View the full press release here.

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YPK is proud to honor Mr. Bill Regas with the inaugural Mentor of the Year Impact Award. Well-known Knoxville legend and restaurant proprietor Bill Regas is receiving this award for the constant mentorship and generous spirit he has offered to leaders in the Knoxville community for the past 50 years.


An Outstanding Young Professional is defined as young professional…

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Tickets on sale to the 3rd Annual YPK Impact Awards

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This fun awards gala will recognize both companies and individuals who are making an impact in our community. Nominations are now closed. We will announce finalists prior to the event, and the recipients will be announced at the awards gala November 20. Enjoy heavy hors ‘doeuvres, drinks, and live music by Cindi Alpert & the Groove.

Tickets are on sale now for $20 for YPK members and $30 for non-members. Tables available for $300 and include 10 tickets…

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Apply for the YPK Leadership Certificate

lightbulbApply for the leadership certificate by September 30, 2015.


We have 2 ways to apply:

Click here to apply online OR


Click here to download the application.


During the eight-week program, participants will learn how to set and achieve personal/professional goals, discuss leadership and what qualities make a good leader, and discover their own strengths and how to apply them at work and in community. Program begins in January 2016; dates will depend on participants.

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