Our Signature Program is our flagship program, founded in 1986, designed for established professionals in preparation for progressive leadership positions within an organization, service on non-profit boards, and as community leaders.
Program days are dynamic and allow participants to directly engage with existing and emerging leadership within Lake County and regional organizations. Topics include major issues facing Lake County and the surrounding areas, and range from local government, business and labor to quality of life. Professional development workshops are built into program days to further enhance deep learning and equip participants with readily applicable skills and techniques to build workplace excellence.
Our Signature Program is an employer-supported professional development program. The program is funded by tuition and corporate sponsors.
- Reside or work in Lake County
- Exhibit a genuine concern for the future of the county
- Amenable to the time commitment
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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:
Orientation Wednesday, August 29, 2018 4:30-5:30 followed by reception with Trustees and Alumni
Opening Retreat - September 26-28, 2018.
Wednesday 3 pm through Friday Noon - Overnight stay and full attendance is mandatory. Optional networking activities will be available Wed. am and Friday immediately following retreat.
Punderson State Park - 3 pm Wednesday through 3 pm Friday
Midyear and Closing Retreats – Full day sessions (no overnight) – Attendance is mandatory
Midyear Retreat – Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Closing Retreat and Graduation – Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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 10, 2018 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Wednesday, April 24 (Bonus Day) Wednesday, May 8, 2019