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?

Class members will participate in full-day sessions, once a month, from September 2018 through May 2019 (with the exception of December). During each session, we will cover topics such as Leadership, Education, Social Infrastructure, Government, Politics, 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?

Each prospect must submit a complete application packet no later than Monday, August 6, 2018 to be considered for the program. An application packet will be considered complete if submitted with a $25 application fee, a letter of approval from your supervisor, and two letters of recommendation, along with completion of the actual application. All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and notified of admittance status during the week of August 20th, 2018. 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, with the exception of the month of December. Click here to print an informational flier for your employer.

How do I apply to Leadership Beaver County?

A Leadership Beaver County application is available through the link at the bottom of this page. If you would like more detailed information on participating in this program, please contact Emily Konecheck of the Beaver County Chamber by emailing ekonecheck@bcchamber.com or calling (724) 775-3944.

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 on 9/20/18. Tuition is non-refundable.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! We are proud to currently offer 1 full scholarship per class, sponsored through our Founding Partner, Peoples Gas. In order to qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must be from a non-profit organization, or a small business with 10 employees or less. 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.

Are sponsorships available?

Yes! You can view our sponsorship opportunities here.

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?

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

Eight (8) 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

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 is the deadline for this year’s class?

Applications must be received by 5pm on August 6, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

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, which we would be happy to make recommendations for. 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.


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