May 19, 2017 - CLOSED
$1,850 for Chamber Members* $2,300 for Non-members.
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, 2017 - Tuition will be billed upon acceptance into the program.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
The 2017 STEAM Summit will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the RCTC Regional Sports Center. Don't miss out on your chance to attend this annual jobs and careers summit featuring the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts & design and mathematics.
Apply for LGR
Applications for the 2017-18 Leadership Greater Rochester are now closed. Check back in 2018 for the application for next year's cohort!
CREDENTIALS & QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICANTS
LGR CREDENTIALS & QUALIFICATIONS
Leadership Greater Rochester is accepting applications from 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 have at least 5 years of professional experience, and are at a point in their careers where their participation in the program will be felt for many years to come.
DEMONSTRATED PRIOR LEADERSHIP: Individuals are interested in building on their established record of meaningful leadership. (Note: LGR is not an introductory course on leadership.)
RESPONSIVE TO 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 the opportunity to ffect change
CIVIC-MINDED: Individuals are willing and eager to take actions to improve our community.
READY TO COMMIT: 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.
BENEFITS TO PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
LGR PROGRAM BENEFITS
Through 92 true class hours and approximately 60 additional donated hours in project time, the Leadership Greater Rochester program provides:
- Sessions conducted and facilitated by local experts and community leaders
- Access to LGR alumni eager to connect participants to their expertise, network, and community involvement
- Requirement for participants to attend a local organization or council board meeting and complete a Board Observation Report
- Strengths coaching by Leadership Vision Consulting
- Attendance of the Chamber’s annual Day at the Capitol event
- Attendance of a Chamber of Commerce networking event to grow professional role in the community
- Both an overnight and single day retreat to Camp Victory with ropes course
- Skills acquired, including but not limited to: use of Google Drive and Google Groups, committee formation and leadership, Strengthsfinder application through Leadership Development Plan, team structure application through Community Impact Project process.
SESSIONS FOR LGR 2017-18
SESSIONS FOR LGR CLASS OF 2017-18
Please review your schedule to make sure you are available for all dates before applying.
Orientation: Activating Leaders
Leadership Retreat (Overnight) -- must be in attendance
Exploring Our Economic Ecosystem
Workforce & Talent
Community Impact Project
Humanities in Our Community
Art of Leadership Communication
Building a Sustainable Community
Engaging in Local Government
Experiencing Public Safety
Launching Leaders & Graduation
For more information about Leadership Greater Rochester, please contact Workforce Development Manager, Kaylie Huntley, or call (507) 424-5687.