A Program of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce
Leadership St. Lucie identifies and develops diverse leaders who impact the community through leadership.
The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce began the leadership program in 1983 to help participants become proactive community leaders. The program includes a series of discussions and site visits developed to expose participants to the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the community today.
The Leadership Alumni Council will review your application. It is recommended you put thought and attention into your responses. While all of the information you provide is important, during their review, they will place great emphasis on the organizations for whom you volunteer and the leadership positions you hold or held in those organizations. The program looks for candidates who are committed to the welfare of the community and want to assume responsibility for its leadership.
The two-year program begins in January with a mandatory orientation and one-day Team Building session. After Orientation and Team Building in January, the class meets once a month for 10 full-day programs. The second year participants design the sessions for the next class.
Each day-long class focuses on a different aspect of the community, including dedicated days to History, Education, Government, Economic Development, Health, Nonprofits and more.
In order to graduate, participants must attend at least nine to 11 sessions.
Tuition for the program is $1,045 and is payable by the individual, their employer or the sponsoring organization. Tuition covers meals, any materials and transportation. Partial financial assistance is available on a limited basis. The tuition is non-refundable.
Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 13.