Leadership Lake County has provided leadership development programs since 1987. The experiential nature of our program days and the preparation for workplace and community leadership roles are the hallmarks of our programs.

Participants: Leadership Lake County Community Builders is designed for front-line employees and entry-level managers.  This program focuses on advancing communication, conflict resolution and strategic thinking skills. The program includes development of a personal, professional and community leadership plan. 

Time Commitment : Community Builders runs October - May on the first Monday of each month. time: Noon -5 pm. Class size is limited to 24 individuals.

Cost: Tuition is $595 and includes all materials, texts and assessments.


APPLY NOW - click here!

Class of 2018 Dates and Topics

Monday, October 2, 2017                   Opening Retreat – Personal Effectiveness – Understanding your Behavior Style

Monday, November 6, 2017               Intergenerational Communications – What You Say and How You Say It Matters!

Monday, December 4, 2017                Philanthropy as a Community Professional – What is Your Community Value?

Monday, January 8, 2018                   Employee Excellence – Leadership Re-defined

Monday, February 5, 2018                  Collaboration and Teamwork – The Backbone of a Contemporary Economy

Monday, March 5, 2018                      Conflict Resolution & Negotiations –Reach Common Ground with Integrity

Monday, April 9, 2018                        Ethics and Social Responsibility

Monday, May 7, 2018                        Closing Retreat

Wednesday, June 6, 2018                   Graduation with the Signature Class of 2018


A few comments from Class Evaluations:

The most interesting and also valuable thing I learned was different perspectives from CEOs/ high level managers on what they are looking for in employees who are just beginning their careers.

I learned that even those in leadership positions question themselves, and that it's okay to be unsure, ask questions and even fail because that's how we will learn and grow.

Learn to listen with the intent to learn about the other person. Prepare for conversation and follow up.

Every session I have had with Leadership, I always feel I gain more knowledge I how to interact with people, how to handle conflict with guest and employees, just fine tuning where I may have lacked. Learning about and visiting business's in Lake County, and the speakers have been fantastic such professionals with great knowledge and insight.

The most interesting thing I learned was during our discussion on different generations. It was great to hear different perspective on how generations are perceived and what you can do to communicate better with different generations in the workplace.