The Leadership North Iowa (LNI) program is designed to identify and develop future leaders in the community. Programming provides lifelong learning and networking by connecting students with emerging and established leaders. Participants learn leadership skills and complete a service project for community betterment. Additionally, employers benefit from employees who are more engaged in their community, have a greater appreciation of North Iowa, and are more committed to staying in the area.
The 2021 program is slated to begin January 7 (in-person with masks and physical distancing). A virtual option will be offered for those who cannot attend in person.
Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their flexibility and patience as organizers make adjustments to safely offer sessions and tours.
Tuition for LNI is $395 for Chamber members or $500 for non-members; and includes $50 toward a service club membership of choice, instruction fees, study materials, refreshments, and graduation reception. Tuition may be paid by the employer, sponsoring organizations, or by the participant.
Each participant is expected to attend class sessions held every Thursday, January 7 through March 25, with a graduation ceremony on April 1. Class times vary; most sessions are 2-3 hours during the workday.
Due to limited enrollment, applicants are encouraged to register soon to ensure acceptance into the program.