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Applications Open for Leadership Champlain Class of 2023

Leadership Champlain, the Lake Champlain Chamber’s flagship workforce development program, is accepting applications for the class of 2023. Established in 1989, Leadership Champlain is a professional development and community engagement program with a mission to foster growth and leadership in professionals who will serve the local community now and in the future. The application deadline is April 18, 2022

“The challenges facing our state right now – workforce, affordability, healthcare, diversity, housing, the pandemic – will only be resolved with concerted efforts from community members willing to step up. Leadership Champlain gives individuals a chance to engage with some of the foremost leaders currently working on these challenges, broaden their professional horizons, and explore local issues they are passionate about.”

From September to June every year, Leadership Champlain participants take part in retreats, full-day seminars, service projects, leader interviews, discussion groups and community tours. Participants meet monthly to explore critical community issues, examine themselves as leaders, and build relationships of trust and understanding.

Leadership Champlain is limited to a 36-person cohort and the application process is competitive. The ideal applicant for Leadership Champlain is someone who: exhibits a position of, or potential for, leadership in their employment or volunteer organization; demonstrates a strong interest in and commitment to the community; aspires to utilize leadership skills for the long-term benefit of the community; and has obvious potential for personal growth and impacting change. 

Tuition for the 2022-2023 program is $2,300 for Chamber members and $2,800 for non-members. Tuition assistance is available on a limited basis. See application for further details.