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2019-2020 Leadership Twin Cities Class Application

Thank you for your interest in Leadership Twin Cities. Leadership Twin Cities (LTC) is a professional development program that informs people about the critical issues facing our community. Its focus is to inform and inspire future leaders – and challenge them to make a difference.

Prior to beginning the application, please read the following items carefully.

We will accept applications through June 14, 2019 at midnight. A member of the selection committee will contact you in mid-June to schedule a phone interview. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application by July 19, 2019. If admitted, program tuition is due in full by Friday, September 6, 2019 unless other arrangements are made.

Time Commitment and Attendance

The program starts with a two-day overnight retreat September 12-13 and then meets one day each month from October through May. Meeting days are full days, starting at 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. and typically finishing between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m

Full participation of the scheduled program days is essential to the Leadership Twin Cities experience. Class members are expected to arrive on time and remain with the class for the entire session. If you foresee conflicts with your schedule on these program days, it is recommended that you postpone applying for the program until you can accommodate the entire program schedule.

2019-2020 Class Schedule

  • September 12-13, 2019 (Overnight) - Kickoff Retreat
  • October 10, 2019 - Cultures and Community Day
  • November 14,2019 - Economic Development Day
  • December 5, 2019 - Community Safety & Justice Day
  • January 9, 2020 - Healthy Communities Day
  • February 13, 2020 - Government Day
  • March 12, 2020 - Education Day
  • April 9, 2020 - Arts and Culture Day
  • May 14, 2020 - Vision Day

There are additional tours, readings and suggested outings each month called “Call to Actions”. Call to Actions take no more than three-four hours each month. It is highly recommended that class members take advantage of these experiences

In addition to program day participation, participants will also take part in small group projects. There is some time allocated over the course of the program for groups to meet and work on projects, but some meetings will need to occur outside of the program days.

Employer Support

Because of the time commitment, it is vital that Leadership Twin Cities participants have the support of their supervisor and employer. Some corporations have an internal process for selecting applicants from their organization.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the application process, program cost and time commitment with their employer prior to applying.

For a program overview and talking points, please click here.

Tuition

Tuition for Leadership Twin Cities for 2019-2020 is $2395 for Minneapolis Regional Chamber members Tuition for non-member company applicants is $2695. This covers all program related costs, including meals, collateral and site visits. Payment is due in full prior to the start of the program year. To learn more about Chamber membership, click here.

Scholarships

There are limited partial scholarships available.  Leadership Twin Cities’ scholarships are designed to provide access to participants who will contribute diverse perspectives or distinct leadership experiences to the program. Scholarships are intended for applicants from small business (1-5 FTE’s), government or nonprofit organizations.

Non-profit participants are also encouraged to seek out members of their boards or other businesses that support your organization as means of financing tuition. Seeking and securing sponsorship dollars is the sole responsibility of the applicant. The ability to find a sponsor does not affect the selection process.

Class Selection

Class size is limited to approximately 50-55 people and not all applicants will be accepted. A diverse class encourages great discussion and the selection committee works to assemble a participant group that represents a cross-section of the community. Factors that may affect the final class selection include age, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, vocation, life experiences and industry sector. Candidates not selected in a given year are strongly encouraged to re-apply in subsequent years.

Questions?

Please contact us at leadership@mplschamber.com or (612) 370-9160 with any questions.