Vision Statement: 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 participants will:
Experience personal and professional growth.
Increase their understanding and perspective of the Brookings area.
Create valuable professional connections.
Ready themselves for future leadership opportunities in their careers and community.
For employers, Leadership Brookings will:
Provide opportunities for increased exposure and awareness of company.
See benefits from participant developing greater personal and community driven vision.
Create additional opportunities to influence positive change in the Brookings area.
Approximately 30 applicants from the Brookings area will be accepted into the 2019-2020 class of Leadership Brookings. The selection committee looks for candidates who:
Live and work in Brookings County for minimum of one year
Have demonstrated a sincere commitment to and interest in the Brookings area
Bring a unique perspective or distinct leadership experience
Have the time available to participate in the Leadership Brookings program, and have the complete support of the company or organization she/he represents
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 with no refund. Sessions will typically run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 (unless otherwise noted). Meals and light refreshments will be provided. Locations along with parking and/or transportation instructions will be provided prior to each session.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (Brookings/SDSU Day at the Capital – optional)
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020 (graduation – approximately 6:30pm-7:30pm)
Tuition for Chamber members is $650 and for non-members $750. If selected for the program, the tuition is due by 5:00 pm CST on Monday, October 21st. No refunds are available once the program has started.
Applications may be submitted online, opening August 14, 2019 and closing September 20, 2019 at 5:00pm CST. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Materials required for the application process include:
Completed application form
Letter of recommendation
Signed Employer Statement
Signed Applicant Statement
If accepted into the program, participant will need to submit the following before Tuesday, October 15th at 5:00 pm CST: