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    LGR GRADUATES

    Thank you for your interest in serving the Leadership Greater Rochester Program. Please read through the terms and conditions below. If you have any questions, please contact the Workforce Development & Education Director: Jules Brock jbrock@rochestermnchamber.com.

     

    Leadership Greater Rochester is a comprehensive ten month leadership development course provided by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The program’s mission is to develop leaders through participation in personal, professional and community awareness activities designed to encourage individual responsibility for taking an active leadership role in the future vitality of the greater Rochester area.

     

    Course objectives:

    By the end of the LGR program, Participants will be able to:

    1. Apply personal strengths in group/team settings

    2. Evaluate a team’s strengths, and identify/fill gaps based on the evaluation

    3. Assess, understand and respond effectively to a community need

     

    LGR Session planning committee: (up to 5 members)

    Session planning teams help support the Session Chair to create a session that fulfills the objectives of the day.

     

    Committee criteria:

    1. Need to be a LGR Graduate

    2. Commit to attending session planning meetings, the day session, and review meetings

    3. Work in a team atmosphere to create an agenda that fulfills the objectives of the session as well as the program

     

    LGR Session Chair: (up to 2 members)

    Session Chairs are passionate about the session they are leading. They are committed to leading a committee of volunteers to provide an interactive, enriching day that fulfills the objectives of both the day and the overall LGR program. Finds experts in the topics of the day to present/interact with class.

     

    Session Chair criteria:

    1. Need to be a LGR Graduate

    2. Commit to ½ day program planning session in July with other chairs to ensure consistent delivery between sessions

    3. Communicate with team in an effective and efficient manner expectations and roles for the day

    1. Commit to reviewing agenda with program steering committee at minimum, one month before scheduled session

    2. Sends thank you cards to team members and any guest speakers/volunteers

    3. Communicates budget and dietary needs of the day with Workforce Development and Education Director at minimum, one month before scheduled session

     

    LGR Program Steering Committee:  (12 members)

    The LGR program steering committee is responsible for advising the program and session chairs to ensure the program is on track to fulfill the program objectives.

     

    Committee criteria:

    1. Need to be a LGR Graduate

    2. 75% attendance at monthly meetings (fourth Friday of the month from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.)

    3. Fulfill a two year term, at the end, a committee member may leave or commit to another term of service which is from July - May

    4. At the end of three terms of service, a committee member must take at least a one year hiatus before serving again on the program steering committee

    5. Need to be involved on at least one session planning committee as a team member or chair

     

    LGR Program Chair criteria: (1 member)

    The program chair’s role is to guide the participants through the year by assessing their needs, working with the Program Steering committee on evaluation of session surveys, and to work with the session chairs to ensure consistency in delivery of the program outcomes.

     

    Chair criteria:

    1. Need to be a LGR Graduate

    2. Need to be on the steering committee for one year prior to taking program chair position

    3. Need to have chaired at least one session prior to becoming Program Chair

    4. Need to be a member of the steering committee during chair term

    5. Chair will be determined by March 1st of the prior year by vote of the program steering c ommittee

    6. One year commitment


     

    LGR Alumni Engagement Committee: (up to 20 members)

    The Alumni Engagement Committee is to support Alumni by providing opportunities for continued social network, formalize the communication to alumni, professional development (LGR 202), provide consultation and/or resources for continued community engagement. This committee also consults the current class in CIP needs, reaches out to experts for session chairs, and supports the re-engagement of alumni in both LGR and community opportunities.

     

    Committee criteria:

    1. Need to be a LGR Graduate

    2. A member of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

    3. 75% attendance at every other month meetings

    4. Fulfill a two year term, at the end, a committee member may leave or commit to another term of service which is from July - May

    5. At the end of three terms of service, a committee member must take at least a one year hiatus before serving again

     

    Committee Chair criteria:

    1. Need to be a LGR Graduate

    2. Need to be on the Alumni Engagement Committee for one year prior to taking program chair position

    3. Chair will be determined by March 1st of the prior year by vote of the Alumni Engagement Committee

    4. One year commitment

     


     

  • APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016-17 LGR CLASS ARE NOW CLOSED

    All applicants will be notified whether they move forward to the essay round on May 27, 2016. Those who move forward will be send an essay prompt to complete by June 3, 2016.

    Essay round applicants will be notified the week of June 13th whether or not they will be invited to interview the week of June 21st.

    Interview applicants will be notified by July 8th whether or not they are in the LGR class of 2016-17.

  • Leadership Greater Rochester

  • Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Greater Rochester program and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

    Leadership Greater Rochester is a comprehensive ten-month leadership development course created by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The program’s mission is to develop leaders through participation in personal, professional and community activities designed to encourage individual responsibility for taking an active leadership role in the future vitality of the greater Rochester area. Leadership Greater Rochester welcomes participants from various industries and organizations.

    Credentials/Qualifications for Applications

    Leadership Greater Rochester is accepting applications for individuals who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities, professions and organizations. While the program is designed to assemble a unique and diverse cohort of high-potential leaders, the most successful applicants to the Leadership Greater Rochester program share certain characteristics:

    • Experienced Professional: Individuals are accomplished professionals who have a breadth and depth of professional experience.  Though “quality” is not easily measured in time, the majority of applicants has 5 years of professional experience and is at a point in their careers where their participation in the Leadership Greater Rochester program will be felt for many years to come.
    • Demonstrated Leadership: Individuals are interested in building on their established record of meaningful leadership. (Note: Leadership Greater Rochester is not an introductory course on leadership).
    • Eager to Receive Feedback: Individuals willingly seek, humbly accept, and actively respond to feedback.
    • Accepting of Diverse Points of View: Individuals welcome opportunities to interact with and learn from others with different backgrounds or perspectives.
    • In Position of Influence: Individuals are expected to take action and make change in their communities or organizations, so they must have an opportunity to effect change
    • Civically Minded: Individuals are willing and eager to take actions to improve our community.
    • Committed to the Program: The Leadership Greater Rochester program is rigorous and intense. Over the course of the ten-month program, individuals are required to be onsite for 12 days and spend numerous hours engaging in curriculum, including the Community Impact Project.
  • For more information about Leadership Greater Rochester, please contact Workforce Development and Education Director, Julie Brock or call (507) 424-5687.

  • Community Impact Project

    Application Deadline
    CLOSED FOR 2016-17 CLASS

    Interviews
    June 20 - 22, 2016

    Class Notifications
    July 8, 2016

    Tuition

    $1,750 for Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Members*

    $2,200 for Non-members 

    *The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce provides a $350.00 scholarship for all chamber member participants in the LGR program.

    Scholarship

    The Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides one scholarship per LGR class for a small - mid size business. If interested, please fill out this form

    Tuition Due Date
    August 1, 2016 - Tuition will be billed upon acceptance into the program

    APPLY NOW!

    DATES FOR LGR 2016-17

    Sessions:

    Orientation
    August 18

    Retreat
    September 8-9

    Global Economy
    October 13

    Talent
    October 14

    CIP workday
    November 10

    Div, Arts & Cult
    December 8

    Art of Leadership Communication
    January 12

    Building a Sustainable Community
    February 9

    Government
    March TBD

    Public Safety
    April 13

    Launching Leaders & Grad
    May 11