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  • Program Overview
    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.
     
    Selection Criteria
    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
     
    Commitment
    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
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (graduation – approximately 5:30pm-7:30pm)
     
    Tuition
    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.
     
    Application Materials
    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
    • Current resumé
    • 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:
    • Current headshot
    • Short biography (250 words or less)

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