Leadership Las Cruces
|"Leadership Las Cruces offers its participants the opportunity to learn about the incredible diversity of the economic arena that we live in and how important it is that they all work together," said Rob Richardson, past graduate and Leadership Steering Committee chair. "Whether you have been here three months or 30 years, I guarantee you will learn something you did not know about this amazing place we live and work."|
Leadership Las Cruces, a program of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, is a professional development program that provides participants first-hand exposure to the inner workings of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County. Since its creation in September 1991, the program has developed more than 650 leaders in the community.
To be the premier leadership training program in the Greater Las Cruces area and to develop and grow tomorrow's community leaders.
The Leadership Las Cruces program educates on community diversity, provides training for tomorrow's future leaders, creates unique networking opportunities, encourages community involvement, introduces students to different elements of Las Cruces and connects students to future key leaders. It promotes both personal and professional growth, allowing individuals to explore ways to give back to the community and make an investment in the future growth of Las Cruces
The program begins with a two-day leadership skill-building retreat in March, in which participants gain andpractice skills as they learn more about specific topics of community interest. Seven additional one-day sessions prepare Leadership Las Cruces participants to implement collaborative leadership skills in their businesses, boards and civic grousp as well as their personal lives.
Class participants will have the opportunity to learn about the industries and organizations that make up the economic engine of the Mesilla Valley through presentations, field trips and hands-on experience in areas such as state and local government, health care, community topics, agriculture, education, military and aerospace.
Who Can Participate
Candidates for the Leadership Las Cruces program are selected from professional, educational, governmental, nonprofit and business sectors within the Las Cruces and Doña Ana County area. The class size for each year is limited to 28 participants. An individual must apply in order to participate in the program with support from their employer. The goal of the program is to find individuals who have an interest in becoming more involved with the community and are interested in becoming more effective leaders.
The 2013 Leadership program begins with Leadership Orientation on March 15 and 16 and will continue throughout the year on the third Friday of each month until graduation in November. Classes are generally held between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tuition for the class is $900 and includes all materials, meals and travel. Advance notice will be given of any additional expense. Payment must be received prior to the first session as to ensure confirmation as a participant. Due to advance planning requirements of the program, no refunds will be given after the first program day. Three $300 scholarships are available to applicants from charitable nonprofit organizations and local small businesses.
If you have additional questions you can contact Joel Courtney, communication and leadership director, at 524-1968 or email@example.com.
Click here to download 2013 Leadership Las Cruces Application
DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013