Leadership Lake Norman is a program sponsored by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce to develop a group of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing visionary and progressive leadership for the Lake Norman region. The program is an in-depth study of management styles, personalities and involved activities to illustrate positive leadership opportunities.
Taking place over an eight month period, participants in Leadership Lake Norman have a chance to tour facilities, participate in informative seminars and are enlightened to the resources available to them in the great Lake Norman area. Once participants have completed Leadership Lake Norman, they will be well-informed and have a foundation for implementing their knowledge and skills to become progressive citizens and leaders in the Lake Norman region.
Leadership Lake Norman kicks off with a reception at the Chamber for the participants, Chamber Board of Directors and various elected municipal officials. This is followed by a two day retreat, combining team building, diversity training, a presentation on Lake Norman regional attractions sponsored by Visit Lake Norman and the Lake Norman trivia game. The program continues for eight months in one day sessions.
Area leaders in business, government, media, education, health care and tourism enlighten the participants about the resources, infrastructure and facilities available to Lake Norman citizens. Each session, the group will look at topics ranging from crime and law to community infrastructure. The program culminates with a graduation and a class project designated by the group.
Participants in the Leadership Lake Norman program are required to attend the overnight retreat and the Graduation exercise. All other full day sessions are required with only one absence allowed. Absence from any portion of a day is considered an absence for the entire day. An absence in excess of those allowed will mean the participant will not graduate nor receive his plaque.
These attendance requirements reflect the commitment necessary to receive a meaningful experience from your investment in the program. Participants will need to budget additional time upon the completion of the program for the class project.
Casual dress is recommended at all sessions with the exception of Graduation.
The program enrollment is limited to twenty-one (21) participants. Candidates are selected on the basis of their previous and potential leadership ability and community involvement. Applications for the 2016 - 2017 program are due before September 9th. You can apply online by clicking here: 2016 Leadership Lake Norman Application. For more information call 704.892.1922.
Tuition for the program is $425 for Chamber Members and $500 for non-members. Participants may have all of part of their tuition paid for by their employer. The invaluable resources and contacts made through this program are a major investment in your future civic and business opportunities. Applicant understands that in order to graduate and receive a plaque from Leadership Lake Norman, they must attend the overnight retreat, graduation and five of the six full day sessions.
Contact the Chamber at 704-892-1922 to find out more about the program.
Pictured Leadership Class XIX (2015-2016)