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Belvidere Area Leadership Academy

Belvidere Area Leadership Academy 2024


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Introducing the Belvidere Area Leadership Academy: An 8-month journey for emerging leaders, newcomers, and those eager to dive deeper into our community. Our diverse class brings varied backgrounds and perspectives, creating a dynamic learning environment. Explore Boone County's history, opportunities, and successes. Become a catalyst for positive change with us.

2024 Schedule

Thursday, April 4, 8 am-Noon - DISC Assessment/ Leadership Workshop

Thursday, May 2, 8 am-Noon - Non-Profit Organizations/ Group Projects

Thursday, June 6, 8 am-Noon - Belvidere City Government, Public Safety

Thursday, July 11, 8 am-Noon - Manufacturing Tours, Growth Dimensions

Thursday, August 1, 8 am-Noon - Boone County Government

Thursday, September 5, 8 am-Noon

Thursday, October 3, 8 am-Noon - Education: District 100, District 200, Rock Valley ATC

Thursday, November 7, 8 am-Noon - Group Project Presentations

Thursday, December 5  Graduation Celebration

Locations will be provided closer to the start of the program. Locations vary for each session throughout Boone County and are in-person.

Participants must attend at least 80% of scheduled sessions and complete a group project to fulfill graduation requirements.

Tuition for this in-depth eight-month program is $500 for Chamber members. Tuition covers all expenses for meetings and materials. This program series is exclusively for chamber members.

Each attendee will be involved in a group project and is expected to complete 8 hours of volunteer time outside of sessions.

The Leadership Academy is dedicated to honing leadership abilities and deepening understanding of business, government, and civic affairs. Through direct engagement with key figures in Boone County, participants can anticipate:

  • Exclusive Networking: Connect with the influential figures shaping Boone County’s essence.
  • Insider Perspectives: Gain privileged access to successful organizations via enlightening company tours.
  • Engaging Conversations: Interact with a diverse spectrum of leaders, both established and emerging, fostering lively discussions.
  • Personal Growth: Discover and amplify your unique leadership strengths while identifying growth opportunities.
  • Cultivated Opportunities: Access avenues that propel your growth as a leader in personal development, business, and the community.

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