Applications Now Being Accepted for Community Leadership Institute Class of 2025

Applications Now Being Accepted for Community Leadership Institute Class of 2025

Applications for the Community Leadership Institute (CLI) Class of 2025 are now being accepted through Friday, August 30, 2024.

Organized by the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, CLI is the premier community leadership program in North Central Massachusetts. Since 1988, the program has helped to shape over 300 community leaders with immersive educational experiences and engagements.

Starting during the Fall of each year, participants gather monthly for day-long, community educational sessions focused on topics including Personal Leadership; Non-Profit Governance/Volunteerism; History of the Region; Media and Crisis Communications; Healthcare; Law and Justice; Legislation/Public Policy; Arts and Culture; and Economic Development. In addition, the class will break into smaller groups during the year to identify, manage and execute a community service project. The experience culminates with a commencement ceremony at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Business Expo where the class and their service projects are recognized.

Participants are typically nominated and sponsored by their employer. Those who are self-employed may also self-nominate to participate. Successful candidates must demonstrate motivation and potential to lead within their business or community; be considered high performers in their organization and on a leadership track; seek to understand issues facing North Central Massachusetts; be committed to the success of his or her sector and community; be curious and interested in developing new relationships; want to enhance their network of professionals; and be open to challenging their own point of view.

Tuition is $1,950 and includes all program materials and lunches. CLI participants will also receive season tickets to the Chamber’s Good Morning North Central executive breakfast series and other Chamber events for additional educational opportunities. A limited number of full and half-tuition scholarships are available. Applicants seeking scholarships for the CLI program must provide a letter of request to be considered for one of the scholarships. Those who commit to CLI must fully participate in all sessions, and nominating employers must commit to support their candidate’s participation.

To learn more and apply, visit North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce/CLI. Applications for CLI will be reviewed by the CLI Steering Committee and applicants notified no later than September 27, 2024.

For questions or more information, contact Maureen Babcock at 978.353.7600 ext. 222 or via email at .

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