About Us

Great communities are intentional, not accidental.

The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership was launched in October 2010 for the study and practice of collaborative leadership - the creative civic solutions that result when business, nonprofit and government work together for the common good.

We believe that great communities are intentional, not accidental.   Guided by that principle, we provide the environment and support for individuals to develop as leaders and collaborate with each other and across sectors.  

The Andrews Institute engages emerging and current leaders in academic and community programs.   These include a Master of Arts in Civic Leadership, Citizen Leadership Academies (most recently in partnership with the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee Mayor's Caucus), Leadership Tennessee, and customized leadership classes and conferences for organizations like CABLE and leadership programs throughout the state of Tennessee.