2020 Community Builders 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.

Leadership Lake County Community Builders is designed for front-line employees and entry-level managers.  This program focuses on developing communication and strategic thinking skills. The program includes development of personal, professional and community leadership skills. Community Builders runs October - May on the first Monday of each month from Noon to 5 pm; and includes a working lunch. Class size is limited to 24 individuals. Tuition is $595 and includes all materials, texts and assessments.

Application Due Date: July 31, 2019

Applicants will be notified of their status by August 15, 2019.

Participants in Leadership Lake County, Inc. Community Builders Program will be selected from those individuals who have timely submitted their application form.

Please note: Invoices for the $595 non-refundable tuition will be issued with notification of acceptance.  Do NOT send payment with application.


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

Please review class dates below.  All half-day sessions are on the first Monday of the month from Noon to 5 pm unless otherwise noted. Opening and Closing Retreats are Mandatory.  Attendance at 85% all other sessions is required for graduation.

Class of 2020 Dates and Topics (subject to change)


September 23       Orientation, Noon-1:30 pm- Business Dress, Professional Headshots and Class Photo

October 7                Opening Retreat – Diagnose the Situation I – Understanding your Behavior Style

November 4             Diagnose the Situation II – What You Say and How You Say It Matters!

December 2             Managing Self I - Conflict and Values


January 6                 Managing Self II - Experiments and Failure

February 3                Energize Others I - Collaboration and Intergenerational Communications

March 2                    Energize Others II - Inspiring Others and Reach Common Ground with Integrity

April 6                      Intervene Skillfully I - Making Choices

May 4                      Intervene Skillfully II - Purpose

June 3                     Graduation with Signature Class of 2020 (Wednesday - 5-9 pm)

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I understand the purpose of the Leadership Lake County Community Builders 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!  The Board of Trustees approves the slate of candidates at their June 2019 board meeting. Applicants will be notified of her/his status by July 1, 2019. Non-refundable tuition payment is due by August 1, 2019.

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We have received your application for the Class of 2019.  The slate of candidates will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval. Participants selected for the Class of 2017 will be notified the week of September 1, 2018.

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