PROMOTE. CONNECT. ADVOCATE.
The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
supports our members by promoting local
commerce, advocating business perspectives
and establishing relationships for business
and community success.
Ideal candidates for LEADERSHIP Austin are individuals who:
LEADERSHIP Austin consists of nine sessions, held the second Thursday of every month. Participation is the program requires a serious commitment of time and energy. Participants meet for a full day, each month, meeting September through May.
Selected applicants will be expected to meet the following commitments:
AUGUST 20 SEPTEMBER 12 OCTOBER 10 NOVEMBER 14 DECEMBER 12
Program Kickoff Community Leadership Day Education Day Agriculture & Agribusiness Day Government Day
JANUARY 9 FEBRUARY 13 MARCH 12 APRIL 9 MAY 14
Business & Economic Day Community Health Services Day Public Safety Day Quality of Life & Diversity Day Graduation Day
What is the tuition cost?
Tuition for Leadership Austin is $749. Tuition is payable at the time a participant is accepted to the program and must be received prior to the August Kickoff session. Partial Scholarships are available.
Leadership Austin is a program designed as an educational opportunity that enables participants to learn about this area's resources, values, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges. The intent is to motivate and connect community leaders while developing skills and relationships that will help them become more successful.
Ensuing program days provide participants with a series of tours and presenters, covering major aspects of our community, including Education, Quality of Life & Diversity, Government, Business & Industry, Community Health Services, Public Safety, and Agriculture & Agribusiness.
Since established in 2006, 275 people have graduated from the Leadership Austin program. Leadership Austin is organized by the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Riverland Community College.
Special thanks to our program sponsors:
2019-2020 Applications Closed
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