The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Leadership Lafayette Class of 2013.
Sponsored by the chamber, Leadership Lafayette is designed to empower participants through community leadership. The course is designed to encourage new energetic and innovative leaders to approach complex community issues with in-depth analysis.
Twenty-five individuals are selected to participate in the 10-month training initiative. Participants are selected from a cross section of occupations and socio-economic sectors of the community. Class members are involved through topical sessions, lectures, field trips and readings. The curriculum includes topics on education, health care, economic development, law enforcement, government, social services, art, culture and local history.
Now entering its 25th year, the program has more than 600 alumni. For those accepted into the program, tuition is $1,200; a limited number of partial tuition scholarships (up to $600) are available.
Click here to download the 2012-2013 Leadership Lafayette form. The deadline for applying is Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.; applicants will be notified about acceptance in November.
Questions should be directed to the chamber's communication director, Carley Ste. Marie, at 408-3655 or
Orientation – Jan. 9, 4 - 6 p.m.
Introductory Social/Annual Meeting – Jan. 23 (evening)
Opening Retreat – Feb. 17-18
Building Community Conference – TBD — The annual Building Community Conference sponsored by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has been a required part of the Leadership Lafayette experience for the past several years. However, the dates for 2013 BCC have not yet been set. If the BCC date is finalized prior to the application deadline on Oct. 26, the retreat will be mandatory. If the date is not finalized, attendance will be strongly encouraged. Applicants should contact the Chamber of Commerce directly at 233-2705 for questions related to BCC’s dates.
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