2021 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: September 11, 2020

Applicants will be notified of their status by September 15, 2020.

Participants in Leadership Lake County, IncCommunity 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. Orientation and Closing Retreat sessions are Mandatory.  Attendance at 85% all other sessions is required for graduation.

Class of 2021 Dates and Topics (subject to change)


September 21         Orientation - Business Dress, Professional Head Shots and Class Photo

October 19               Diagnose the Situation I – Understanding your Behavior Style

November 2             Diagnose the Situation II – Personal Effectiveness - Your Brand

December 7             Managing Self I - Conflict & Negotiation


January 4                 Managing Self II - Failure & Adversity

February 1                Energize Others I - Collaboration & Intergenerational Communications

March 1                    Energize Others II - Leadership Redefined

April 5                      Intervene Skillfully I - Ethics & Responsibility

May 3                      Intervene Skillfully II - Personal Leadership Plan Presentations

June 2                     Graduation with Signature Class of 2021 (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 August 2020 board meeting. Applicants will be notified of her/his status by September 1, 2020. Non-refundable tuition payment is due by September 15, 2020.

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We have received your application for the Class of 2021.  The slate of candidates will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval. Participants selected for the Class of 2021 will be notified by September 15, 2020.

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