Leadership Lab, a program of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, brings together committed citizens and emerging and current leaders, to build and practice transferable, valuable leadership skills, and to explore and assess the strengths and opportunities in our community, in a unique, hands-on curriculum. Learn the state of our community now, who is doing what, what the emerging issues of our time are, and how you can be engaged to address them.
Together, we will gain valuable insights into how our community works, and will create stronger, more engaged leaders in a thriving and vibrant community.
Please complete all mandatory fields to your satisfaction, and submit. Please note: once application is submitted, edits are not possible.
Additional requirements: Applicants must also email current resume, and one personal or professional letter of recommendation for this program. Send documents in PDF format to email@example.com. Applications are considered incomplete until all documents are received.
Tuition for the program is $2,000, of which $200 is tax-deductible. We encourage your employer's sponsorship. For individuals seeking financial assistance, partial funding is available. Please contact Carrie Summy, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details. Tuition is due in full by September 5th, 2017. Refunds are not available once session has begun for any missed classes or cancellations.
- Motivated to take on active roles to serve our community, in key volunteer or professional positions- Committed to applying their leadership skills to the long-term benefit of Oak Park, River Forest, and surrounding areas- Interested in broadening their network of committed citizens and emerging leaders- A reflection of the diversity of our area- Residents or employees in Oak Park, River Forest, or surrounding area- Willing and able to attend all class sessions, and participate as needed out of class on presentations and/or complete additional reading
Participants meet one Friday per month for 10 months, and may have two to four hours additional reading or outside class presentation work per month. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Session dates/times:Orientation: Friday, September 8th, 1pm - 5pm, with social networking event 5pm- 6:30pmProgram Days, Fridays, 8:30am - 3:30pm: October 13th, November 3rd, December 8th 2017, January 12th, February 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th 2018Graduation: June 8th, 2018 3:00pm