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  • Leadership Brookings is dedicated to supporting the highest quality leadership preparation
    program for individuals with emphasis on specific skills and collaborative leadership seeking positive change in response to civic, governmental, business and industry challenges in the Brookings area.

  • Leadership Brookings in Action:

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    Leadership Brookings works to:

    • Identify and develop potential leaders.
    • Help potential and existing leaders sharpen their leadership skills and learn about local opportunities and challenges.
    • Create a sense of purpose for civic leadership and opportunities for civic involvement.

    Program participants will:

    • Be educated and motivated as leaders leading to greater involvement in the community.
    • Experience personal and professional growth.
    • Develop valuable relationships with classmates and current community leadership.
    • Ready themselves for future leadership opportunities in their careers and community.

    Employers and sponsoring organizations will:

    • See benefits from the broadened perspectives and enhanced potential of participants.
    • Open doors for greater corporate/organizational community involvement and visibility.
    • Create additional opportunities to influence positive change.

    The community will:

    • Experience benefits through increased community involvement from participants.
    • Reap future benefit from collective commitment to effective leadership by program graduates.




    • Application deadline for the Leadership Brookings Class of 2022 is August 15, 2021 at midnight.
    • Your application must be submitted electronically only; no other forms will be accepted.
    • You will be notified via email by August 31, 2021 regarding whether or not you have been selected for the Leadership Brookings Class of 2022.


    • Applicants must:
      • Live and work in Brookings County for minimum of one year
      • Have demonstrated a sincere commitment to and interest in the Brookings area
      • Display evidence of mature judgement and exceptional leadership qualities
      • Have demonstrated positions of leadership within their organizations or community
      • Have the time available to participate in the LEADERSHIP BROOKINGS program and have the complete support of the company or organization she/he represents (small business owners eligible and welcome to apply) 

    The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Brookings program seeks representation from all professional areas, including business, government, non-profit volunteer sectors, as well as small business owners. 

    Important Dates

    • Participants are expected to attend all Leadership Brookings sessions in their entirety. The Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to drop any participant from the program who has more than one unexcused absence. 
    • Application Deadline Tuesday, August 15, 2021 (midnight)
    • Program Acceptance Notification Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (midnight) 
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