2018 Signature Application

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. The Leadership Lake County Signature Program is our flagship program, designed for established professionals in preparation for leadership service within an organization and service on non-profit boards and as community leaders. The program runs September-June, full day the second Wednesday of each month. 

Tuition $2500 is due on August 15, 2018.

Participants in Leadership Lake County, Inc. will be selected from applicants’ submissions. Please complete this form electronically. You will receive confirmation of receipt of your application within two business days.

Application Due Date: July 30, 2018. 

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In order to accomplish the program’s stated objectives, total attendance and full participation of each individual selected is necessary. Participation includes:

Mandatory attendance

Orientation             Wednesday, August 30, 2017   4:00-5:30 followed by reception with Trustees and Alumni

Opening Retreat - September 13-15, 2017.  

Punderson State Park - 3 pm Wednesday through 3 pm Friday

             Overnight stay and full attendance is mandatory.

Midyear and Closing Retreats – Full day sessions (no overnight) – Attendance is mandatory

                  Midyear Retreat – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

                  Closing Retreat and Graduation – Wednesday, May 29, 2018


One Full Day Each Month October through June – Second Wednesday of each Month

Attendance is required; a minimum of 80% attendance at these monthly sessions is required for graduation.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017            Wednesday, November 8, 2017        Wednesday, December 13, 2017       Wednesday, February 14, 2018           

Wednesday, March 14, 2018                Wednesday, April 11, 2018              Wednesday, April 24 (Bonus Day)    Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Program Planning

All participants will serve on one program planning committee. Each group will have a graduate advisor. The committee has the responsibility of meeting, conceptualizing, planning, and implementing its respective monthly session. The monthly planning committee assignments will be announced at the Opening Retreat. The CEO approves the monthly programs 60 days in advance of the program date.

Please indicate below the monthly committee(s) on which you would prefer to serve, based upon your knowledge in a subject area, your contacts with decision makers, and your understanding of how decisions are made in that area(s). Every attempt will be made to accommodate you in one of your three choices. You should select committee choices outside of your professional expertise.


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I understand the purpose of the Leadership Lake County Signature Program and that completion of this application does not ensure a candidate's acceptance into the class.  If selected, I will devote the time required to fulfill all obligations to the program.  By entering my name is the box below, I am approving this as an authorized signature for my application.

Thank you for your application!  Applicants will be notified of her/his status by July 1, 2017. Non-refundable tuition payment is due by July 15, 2017.

Thank you for contacting us!

We have received your application for the Class of 2019.  The slate of candidates will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval in June. Participants selected for the Class of 2019 will be notified the week of July 1, 2018.

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