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Leadership Grand Traverse

Leadership Grand Traverse is a valuable program that prepares participants for decision-making leadership roles in areas such as policy, program implementation, and organizational maintenance. Think of some of the major assets of our region, such as natural resources, parks and recreation, transportation, and agriculture, just name a few.

These selling points did not just happen. It took leaders in decades gone by to lead these initiatives when they merely ideas or decisions to be made.

However, this valuable program 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.

2015 spring applications are available – deadline January 25, 2015

The Spring 2015 Leadership Grand Traverse program will run from February thru May 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.

Wednesday, February 25 – Orientation (Chamber of Commerce) 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6- Opening Retreat (Friday night overnight required) 8:00 a.m. – Overnight
Saturday, March 7 – Local Economy
Friday, March 20 – State & Local Government (Chamber of Commerce)
Tuesday, March 24 – Health & Human Services (Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday,  April 9 – Education (TBA-ISD/Career Tech Center)
Thursday, April 23 – Arts & Culture (Interlochen Center for the Arts)
Thursday, May 7  – Natural Resources (Grand Traverse Conservation District)
Thursday, May 21 – Closing Retreat & Graduation Reception (location to be announced) 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Space fills up fast – do not hesitate - Click here to apply.



Meet the 2014 fall class

 Leadership Programming at the Chamber is made possible by the following sponsors




Graduates of Leadership Grand Traverse now have an exciting opportunity to stay connected, engage, and act! The FELLOWS alumni program is an exclusive group to enhance the roll of leadership in our community. Your investment offers:

• Exclusive Communications and Updates
• Access to People and Information
• Exclusive Events for Fellows
• Continued Education opportunities

Your membership is critical to the continued success of Leadership Grand Traverse. With your $50/year investment to join the Fellows program, you are supporting the efforts and scholarship opportunities for future LGT classes.

To continue your civic engagement journey, start here!
Thank you for making Leadership Grand Traverse a success for the future. photo

I was in Leadership Grand Traverse shortly after moving to the community; it helped me understand the community, giving me new skills to make the community better via organizational capacity building. Fellows is the next step in the leadership continuum, providing me the opportunity to use these honed skills to step outside my industry and to make our region better by building community capacity.  “