LEADership Blue Springs (LEAD) was established in 1991 by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce to develop a community leadership pool. Participants will develop skills and knowledge of our community through a series of workshops focusing on business, government, quality of life, volunteer services and local history.
Participation in the LEADership Blue Springs program involves a substantial personal commitment of time and energy from each class member. Attendance is required at all sessions including the one-day retreat. Any participant missing a session without prior approval will be dropped from the program. All sessions will run from 8am to 4:30pm. Class members are required to participate in a class project and to attend at least one city council meeting in order to graduate.
The Selection Criteria
Anyone may apply or nominate an individual. Nominations are solicited from businesses, professional groups, agencies, and institutions. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment, motivation, and interest to service in Blue Springs and have the full support of the corporation or organization they represent.
The Cost, Schedule, and How to Apply
Tuition for the 2016-2017 LEADership Blue Springs Program was $475 for members and $575 for non-members to participate, which covers costs associated with the program including meals, workshops, materials, team building session and candidate reception. Day long sessions will be held one day a month, beginning in September and ending in May. In addition, there will be a candidate reception in August. Any participant missing a session without advanced permission will be dropped from the program. Applications and pricing for the 2017-2018 program are available HERE.
Deadline to apply for LEADership Blue Springs 2017-2018 Class is July 28, 2017.