Leadership in the Valley Program Structure
Leadership in the Valley is a nine-month program from September through May. Classes run from 8:00am-4:30pm and meet in different locations around the community each month exploring a major topic covered by knowledgeable speakers and panels, tours, group activities, demonstrations and class discussions. Topics addressed include community and the arts, government, agriculture and environment, education, diversity, public safety-law, economic development/business, health and human services, and leadership development. At the end of the Leadership in the Valley program year, a graduation ceremony and dinner will be held in recognition of the class. After completing the program, graduates will become alumni of the Leadership in the Valley Alumni group.
2022-2023 Curriculum Dates
- September 14, 2022: Welcome Reception (evening event)
- September 15, 2022: Kick Off
- October 13, 2022: Community & the Arts
- November 10, 2022: Government
- December 8, 2022: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- January 12, 2023: Health & Wellness
- February 9, 2023: Education
- March 9, 2023: Business & Economic Development
- April 13, 2023: Public Safety & Law
- May 10, 2023: Agriculture & Environment
- May 11, 2023: Graduation Ceremony (evening event)
SNOW DAY: April 25, 2023
Leadership in the Valley requires a strict time commitment. Class members must attend a minimum of 80 percent of all sessions and participate in a community project with classmates. The class will break into smaller groups to work together on a community project which will take additional time outside of the class sessions. This is a requirement to graduate from the program. The community projects serve as a crucible where class members will practice and apply leadership skills in a small-group experience, work with community leaders, gain an in-depth understanding of a community organization and/or community need, and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Project work is done outside of regular day session meetings. Meeting times and locations are determined by project group members.
Cost & Tuition
A $25.00 non-refundable application fee is due when this application is submitted. The tuition fee for Leadership in the Valley is $1,295 for non-Chamber members and $1,095 for Chamber members, which covers all costs for orientation meals, materials, supplies and supplemental transportation throughout the year. The fee may be paid by the participant and/or their business firm or organization. Tuition payment in full is due by September 1, 2022 to participate in the program.
Scholarship funds are available- please reach out to Executive Director; Robin Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.