Leadership Springfield is a Chamber program and applicants from member businesses will be given first consideration. If additional spots are available, non-members will be considered. An application evaluation process is conducted that consists of the following criteria: - Professional and personal achievement - Demonstrated leadership potential - A commitment to civic involvement While the time commitment for the participant can be significant, the amount of time the participant spends away from the office is only one day per month from October through May, after the Opening Retreat in early October.
- Attend and actively participate in the Opening and Closing Retreats and all monthly program sessions outlined in Key Dates section
- Actively work and participate in meeting with project team throughout the program with completion and deliverables by the Closing Retreat
- Fulfill the minimum requirement of four (4) hours of community service before the April program session
If a non-member wants to increase their chance of acceptance into the program, they may join the Chamber at the time of application and, if selected, pay the member tuition rate. Should the applicant not be accepted into the program, Chamber dues will not be refunded. Non-members interested in this option should contact Ashley Earnest (217.525.1173 or email@example.com) at time of application.
Tuition is due upon receipt of invoice and must be PAID IN FULL BY AUGUST 15.
- The LS Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications in July. Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decisions in late July.