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  • About About

    Leadership Beaver County is designed for existing and emerging leaders within Beaver County. Our goal is to educate on the most important opportunities, challenges, and  issues within the county and region in order to cultivate diverse and well-rounded leaders to carry our community forward. 

    • Build relationships and learn from the most dynamic leaders in the region
    • Receive personalized leadership training to help you advance both professionally and personally 
    • Learn about the most pressing topics in the region through a combination of lectures, panels, tours, trips and more 
    • Become a Leadership Beaver County Alumni, which entitles you to a lifetime of exclusive networking, events and opportunities
    • Click here for FAQs                                              
  • Cost & Application Cost & Application

    $1,500 + $25 non-refundable application fee*

    *Includes Orientation, 9 All-Day Sessions, Graduation, Breakfast and Lunch for all sessions.

    To apply for a scholarship, check the box at the end of the application stating that you would like to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship applicants must still pay the $25 application fee. Pay $25 Application Fee

    Cohort VI has begun. Stay tuned for Cohort VII

    application details in Spring 2024.
    Questions: Molly Suehr at msuehr@bcchamber.com.

    Limited number of spaces remain for this second round of applications.


  • 2023-2024 Sessions 2023-2024 Sessions

    Dr. Jim Dittmar, Leadership Beaver County Director

    Dr. Jim Dittmar has been engaged in the field of leadership practice and development for over five decades.  Jim began his leadership experiences as a high school teacher/coach and then as a school principal.  From those roles, he came to Geneva College and was instrumental in the development of the innovative Adult Degree Completion (ADP) Program.  

    Several years later, he founded the groundbreaking and award-winning M.S. in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) Program and served as its director and chair and professor of the Department of Leadership Studies for twenty years.  In addition, he created the Geneva Leadership Institute and started an annual Leadership Conference that featured notable leadership practitioners and authors from across the country as keynote speakers. In recognition of his research and publishing efforts he was selected for the “Excellence in Scholarship” award by his Geneva College peers.  

    Jim has been a reviewer for several popular leadership and ethics texts as well as serving on various dissertation committees.  He has also been a member of several community-based, non-profit boards.

    Dr. Dittmar received his bachelor’s degree from Geneva College, a master’s degree from Slippery Rock University and the Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  In 2014, he founded the 3Rivers Leadership Institute and serves as its President and CEO.  He is co-author of the books The Leadership Carol and The LEADERS Model, author of the book Against All Odds: The Remarkable Transformation of Waynesburg University, and contributed chapters to the texts Leadership Essentials, edited by Dr. John Stanko, and the recently published Servant Leadership in Action, edited by Dr. Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell.

    *Attendance is mandatory for ALL sessions, orientation, and graduation. Emergency absences will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 
    • 1 Orientation
    • 9 sessions
    • Graduation

    2023-2024 Dates

    Wednesday, September 20, 2023
    Orientation | 5:00 - 8:00 PM (Pittsburgh International Race Complex)

    Thursday, September 21, 2023
    Session 1 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM 
    Thursday, October 19, 2023
    Session 2 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM 
    Thursday, November 16, 2023
    Session 3 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM
    Thursday, December 14, 2023
    Session 4 | 8:00-3:00 PM
    Thursday, January 18, 2024
    Session 5 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM 
    Thursday, February 15, 2024
    Session 6 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM
    Thursday, March 21, 2024
    Session 7 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM
    Thursday, April 18, 2024
    Session 8 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM
    Thursday, May 16, 2024
    Session 9 | 8:00 - 3:00 PM
    Friday, May 17, 2024
    Graduation | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Leadership Cohort Leadership Cohort

    Meet COHORT VI: 2023-2024

    2023-2024 Cohort.
    See past Leadership Classes here.

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