I have entered into an adventure with our city called Leadership Grand Rapids (actually recently renamed; Center for Community Leadership). It is a program of our Area Chamber of Commerce which has been designed to connect and enhance the leaders in our community. You can read more about how it works here. From what I can tell the leaders that go through the program have typically been culled from the upper level for-profit and nonprofit community of our city.
I am a full time working artist and the circle of people I tend to hang around with are other artists and entertainers. Up until now I have had few opportunities to connect with a more diverse cross-section of people that better represents who our city is (outside of my experiences going to church). There are 33 people in our group and they all have very interesting stories and varied talents and interests. I bring a sketch book with me when we spend the day together doing activities once a month. I am very thankful for this opportunity to broaden my horizons.