History
the Joliet region has enjoyed the benefits of strong voluntary leadership since it's founding in 1852. As the region continues to experience commercial and residential growth, there is a continuing need to develop an expanding foundation of leadership. Our future demands the development of skilled, committed leaders who understand the region's strengths and needs.

Patterned after community leadership programs across the country, the Joliet Region Chamber's Community Leadership School will celebrate its 39th year in 2016.   Each year, the program has grown and changed, seeking to stay abreast on the latest issues, trends and challenges facing our region.

Participants
Enrollment in the Community Leadership School is open to individuals from all organizations and professions. The main criterion is a willingness to become involved in community leadership.  The maximum class size is 40 participants.  Seats fill quickly so do not delay!

Organizations are encouraged to sponsor promising young executives, new managers and other individuals who want to make the Joliet area a better place to live. Participants gain a broad understanding of the concerns and activities of governmental bodies, agencies and organizations serving the region.

Sessions
The sessions for the 2016 Community Leadership School will be held every Thursday from September 1st through November 10th. A continental breakfast is served at each session. During this intensive 11-week period, students will hear from and interact with a panel of guest speakers from area businesses, government, education, labor and community -based organizations to discuss a variety of current events.

Students will be required to participate in an in-depth, team research project. The research project will require additional out of class time and participation. Presentation of group projects will be made after during the final class meeting.

Schedule
The first session will meet Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Subsequent sessions meet every Thursday.
The project presentations and graduation banquet will be held on the final day.

All sessions begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 9:30 a.m.

Sessions will meet at various locations throughout Joliet. This will provide an additional opportunity to become familiar with Joliet's business community. Locations will be announced in the confirmation packet provided to all enrollees.

Enrollment

CLS Brochure

2016 CLS Application

Application deadline is August 19, 2016
Please contact Trish Blacklock at the Chamber (815) 727-5371 with any questions.

 

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CLS Brochure

Mission & Purpose

The mission of the Community Leadership School (CLS) is to help develop excellence in leadership development.

CLS is designed to:

Develop responsible community leadership.

Foster community awareness and involvement among talented individuals who display leadership leadership potential.

Develop a "shared vision" for a better future.

Provide participants an opportunity to develop valuable networks of resources.

Guarantee a strong corps of volunteer leaders for the Joliet Region.

Topics

Each Session is designed in a panel/presenter format. Specific issues and topics concerning the Joliet/Will County area are selected for study.

  • Networking Your Business
  • Region in Transition
  • Area Legislative Update
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership and Volunteerism
  • Social Networking
  • Ethics in Business
  • Education and Business
  • Personal Leadership Skills
  • Joliet: Past, Present & Future
  • Project Presentations
  • Graduation Banquet

 

 

 

 

       
Joliet Chamber of Commerce 63 North Chicago St. City Center P.O. Box 752 Joliet, IL 60434
Phone: 815-727-5371 Fax: 815-727-5374 E-mail: info@jolietchamber.com

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