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  • What is Leadership Beaver County? What is Leadership Beaver County?

    Leadership Beaver County is a program designed for existing and emerging leaders within the County. Our goal is to educate up-and-coming leaders 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.

    What can a class member expect? What can a class member expect?

    Class members will participate in full-day sessions, once a month, from September through May (with the exception of December). During each session, we will cover topics such as Leadership, Education, Social Infrastructure, Government, Media, Health, Economic Diversity and Quality of Place. These sessions are formatted through lectures, panels, tours, and hands-on activities. This program will help participants to grow both personally and professionally by delivering tailored leadership skill training and assessments, fostering connections with top leaders in the region, and bringing awareness to the most pertinent aspects and issues Beaver County faces today.

    How is one accepted into Leadership Beaver County? How is one accepted into Leadership Beaver County?

    Each prospect must submit a complete application packet no later than August 14, 2020 to be considered for this program. An application packet will be considered complete if submitted with a $25 application fee, a letter of approval from your supervisor, a letter of intent and two letters of recommendation, along with completion of the actual application. All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and applicants will be notified of admittance status no later than August 14th, 2020. Since this program requires time away from work, all applicants must submit written approval of their supervisor. Supervisors should be aware that the employee will be involved with the program 1 Friday per month from September-May.

    How do I apply to Leadership Beaver County? How do I apply to Leadership Beaver County?

    An application link will be live on the Leadership Beaver County webpage during the application period. The 2020 application period will be from July 1-August 14. Applications must be received by 5pm on August 14, 2020 to be considered.

    What is the cost of Leadership Beaver County? What is the cost of Leadership Beaver County?

    Tuition for this program is $1,500 per participant. This includes orientation, 8 all-day sessions, graduation, breakfast & lunch for all sessions, and transportation for several of the sessions. Tuition is due by the start of orientation, unless other accommodations have been agreed upon by both parties. Payment plans are available but must be requested prior to Orientation. Tuition is non-refundable.

    Are scholarships available? Are scholarships available?

    Yes! We are proud to currently offer up to 5 scholarships per cohort. In order to qualify for a scholarship an applicant must be a Chamber member and must work full time with a non-profit organization, or a small business with 10 or less employees. To apply for a scholarship, just follow the standard application process and check the box at the end stating that you would like to be considered for a scholarship. Applicants wishing to be considered for a scholarship will need to pay the $25 non-refundable application fee.

    Are sponsorships available? Are sponsorships available?

    Yes! Sponsoring this program is a great way to gain visibility with leaders across the region. View our available sponsorships here.

    Who can participate? Who can participate?

    Each year, a group of up to 20 diverse individuals will be selected to participate in this program. Participants may come from all different backgrounds and jobs but will share a commonality of demonstrated leadership and commitment to their community. Participants should be open minded to learning from all aspects of the program and also commit to serving as mentors for future classes.

    How much time is required? How much time is required?

    Leadership Beaver County will meet one day each month from September through May, with the exception of December. This commitment entails:

    Nine (9) one day monthly sessions, typically from 8am-4pm
    Attendance at Orientation & Graduation
    An estimated eight hours dedicated to a group project over the course of nine months
    Attendance of an art exhibit or play (must submit ticket stub)
    Attendance of a Board of Education meeting (must have agenda signed by Board member)
    Attendance of a City Council meeting (must submit agenda)

    Please be aware that 100% attendance is required. If an emergency should arise, a written explanation will need to be submitted to the Committee, and a makeup plan may be required.


    What happens after the first year? What happens after the first year?

    After graduating from the Leadership Beaver County program, you will become part of a special alumni group. Our alumni are encouraged to mentor future Leadership classes and to continue our mission of community leadership throughout Beaver County by joining local non-profit boards, for which we would be happy to make recommendations. Our alumni also have the option of participating in our other Leadership related programs at a discounted rate, and even teaching in our programs if applicable. You will also be invited to partake in exclusive alumni social events and may be featured in our alumni newsletter.