Application Deadline for the Fall 2018 LGT Class: August 10, 2018
CLICK HERE to apply for the Fall 2018 LGT class
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 to 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.
2018 Leadership Grand Traverse Dates
21-22 Opening Retreat
27 Health & Human Services
3 Local Economy
8 Natural Resources
19 State & Local Government
2 Arts & Culture
15 Closing Retreat & Graduation
The cost for this program is $1350 per person. There are many scholarships available that you can apply for to help cover up to half the cost of the tuition. Applications for scholarships are available during the general LGT application process.
“Leadership Grand Traverse is one of the most impactful programs I’ve ever attended. I had already lived and worked in the community for years, but the sessions allowed me to experience the area at a much deeper level. Leadership Grand Traverse broadened my appreciation and understanding of our unique region while strengthening my desire to find ways to give back, get involved and make a difference. I recommend it to newcomers and natives alike!”
– Diana Fairbanks, Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications, Northwestern Michigan College