Leadership Grand Traverse is a valuable program that prepares participants for decision-making leadership roles in areas such as policy, program implementation, and organizational growth. Think of some of the major assets of our region, such as natural resources, parks and recreation, transportation, and agriculture, just to name a few. These selling points did not just happen. It took leaders in decades gone by to lead these initiatives when they were merely ideas or decisions to be made.
This valuable program, however, comes with a commitment that is non-negotiable. The expectation and requirement is that you are fully engaged in the entire process. This ensures that graduation accurately signifies a polished leader, ready to get down to the business of building community.
The Fall 2017 Leadership Grand Traverse program will run from September thru November with the following schedule. Before completing this application, please consider that attendance at each session is mandatory. Session dates are below.
With the exception of opening and closing retreats, time for day sessions are 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. An optional networking lunch follows from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 21 - Orientation (Chamber of Commerce) 3-4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 29 - Opening Retreat (Friday night overnight required) 8:00 a.m. - Overnight Crystal Mtn
Saturday, September 30 - Opening Retreat - until 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 3 - Arts & Culture (Interlochen Center for the Arts)
Friday, October 20 - State & Local Government (Chamber of Commerce)
Tuesday, October 24 - Local Economy Day
Monday, October 30 - Natural Resources Day (GT Conservancy)
Thursday, November 9 - Education Day (TBA-ISD/Career Tech Center)
Thursday, November 16 - Closing Retreat & Graduation Reception (location TBD) 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Attendance is mandatory at all of these events. Still interested? If so, then we are interested in finding out more about you. Please sign below to indicate that you agree to the mandatory attendance required by the Leadership Grand Traverse program.