Community Leadership Academy
Community Leadership Academy is a learning and networking opportunity that prepares business people for positions of leadership in our community. Meeting one day a month, September through April, Community Leadership Academy takes participants behind the scenes of area institutions, organizations and businesses to learn about our community strengths and challenges. Participants will meet with government and healthcare leaders, educators and volunteers, community and economic development professionals. They'll learn how our institutions work, and get an in-depth understanding of what it takes to keep our community running smoothly and how they can help improve the quality of life in our region. Community Leadership Academy prepares participants to serve on boards, launch community projects, run for public office and work as a team player.
Class sessions are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, October – April, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Included are a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Locations vary throughout the year and attendance at all sessions is required. During the course of the program, the class will work with an area non-profit of their choice developing and implementing a project that will benefit that organization. Graduation will take place at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration in September.
Tuition is $700 for Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce members, $850 for non-members. Partial tuition scholarships will be available to a limited number of non-profit and small business applicants (5 employees or less).
Kick off - September 21st, 2023 at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration
1st session – Wednesday, October 11th – Welcome, Group Project Discussion/Research, Team Building
2nd session – Wednesday, November 8th – Human Services/Non-profit organizations
3rd session – Wednesday, December 13th – Government & Justice
4th session – Wednesday, January 10th – Education & Workforce Development
5th session – Wednesday, February 14th – Healthcare & Wellness
6th session – Wednesday, March 13th – Community Leadership, Economic Development and Environment
7th session – Wednesday, April 10th Tourism & Recreation
May, June, July – execute and complete group project
Graduation - September 19th, 2024 at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration
Session 2: The Scope and Roles of Not for Profits in our Community
November 8th, 2023
Students learn with Provident Health Foundation and participate in activities.
Students Attend World Fest Artists Welcoming Party
October 17th, 2023
Students were invited to attend the World Fest Concert performers, Okaijda Afroso, welcoming party at the Rusty Wolfe Studio in Marinette. The social event also allowed students to tour the unique facility with the Artist, Rusty Wolfe.
October 11th, 2023
Students were welcomed and participated in team-building exercises and discussions.
Community Leadership Academy Application
Mission: To provide challenge and opportunity for new, emerging and potential community leaders from the Marinette and Menominee region, to strengthen their community leadership skills, increase their understanding of our community needs and offerings, and to empower and encourage them to assume leadership roles in helping move our communities forward.
Please include a resume that highlights the following qualifying categories and personal information about your credentials and experiences:
· High school, college, trade and/or any specialized training;
· Any special recognition or honors for academic and/or leadership achievement;
· Present employer, job title and responsibilities, and date of hire;
· Previous employers, job titles and responsibilities and employment dates;
Organizations & Activities
· List organizations of which you are, or have been a member; membership dates and positions held;
· Include name, title, and business address and phone number;
How many years have you lived/worked in the Marinette, Menominee and/or Peshtigo Area?
Do you have the full support of your employer for the time required to participate in the Community Leadership Academy?
Do you understand that attendance at all class sessions is required and necessary to graduate?
How much time each month do you commit to community, civic, professional and other organizations and activities?
Hours on your own time: ________________Hours on employer’s time:_______________
APPLICANT'S STATEMENT (please use additional pages, if necessary)
What are the reasons you think you would be a good candidate for the Community Leadership Academy?
How do you think your expertise & experiences would contribute to the program?
In your opinion, what is the most significant problem facing our region today, and what are you willing to personally contribute to help work toward solutions?
What would you hope to gain by participating in the Community Leadership Academy?
TUITION AND FUNDING:
Tuition for the Academy is $700 for Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce members and $850 for non-members. It is payable at the time of acceptance into the program. Please state below how you plan to pay your tuition (e.g., 50% sponsor - 50% personal).
Partial tuition scholarships will be available to a limited number of non-profit and small business applicants (5 employees or less). If you wish to apply for assistance, please request an amount and your reasons for the request (please use additional sheet if needed).
Tuition payment should be made payable to the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and mailed to: 601 Marinette Ave, Marinette, WI 54143. All applications are subject to confidential evaluation. Since the program has a limited number of participants, if you are not selected for the current program, you are encouraged to apply again next year.
Applicant Signature Date Submitted
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday, August 18th, 2023
For additional information, please contact:
Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce:
Jacqueline Boudreau, Executive Director/CEO
601 Marinette Ave
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 735-6681, ext 203
E-mail – email@example.com