With over 1,100 graduates since 1985, Leadership Reno-Sparks has helped produce hundreds of managers, community leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Participants are engaged in a 9-month program that focuses on communication, developmental organization, and community participation. Every year the Leadership Reno-Sparks class tackles a special community project that engages participants in a real-world exercise that also helps build our community.
Mission of Leadership Reno-Sparks:
To identify and develop current and future leaders through a comprehensive program designed to increase knowledge and awareness of the issues and challenges facing this community. Our VISION is to be a highly valued and respected program recognized for the quality and diversity of its members, who remain committed to improving our region through ongoing education, awareness, and involvement.
Benefits for Participants
Provides volunteer opportunities
Opportunity to visit “restricted” or difficult to access areas
Personal/professional growth through exposure to community’s issues and leaders
Establish long-standing business relationships with class members and alumni
Benefits for Employers
Gain access to key community, government and business leaders.
Exposure to community issues that impact your organization.
Networking and business development opportunities.
Leadership Reno+Sparks Program Overview and Application
Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Reno + Sparks Program beginning on January 11, 2018 with a two-day orientation and retreat in Reno, NV. Annually, for over thirty years, the Chamber of Commerce has enjoyed the opportunity to engage a group of local professionals in a comprehensive overview of the issues, opportunities, and challenges facing our community.
Eligibility Criteria: The Leadership Reno + Sparks (LRS) Program seeks applicants who have: The commitment and that of his/her employer to attend all scheduled sessions; each session is held on the second Friday of each month from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, dates listed below: ~January 11th & 12th ~February 7th ~March 9th ~April 13th ~May 11th ~June 8th ~July 13th ~August 10th ~September 14th Applicants or his/her employer must be a member of the Chamber of Commerce Reno + Sparks no later than November 3, 2017; and the applicant must be at least 25 years of age on or before November 3, 2017
Application and Selection Process: • The completed APPLICATION and Supervisor's recommendation are used to determine selection; • The APPLICATION must be submitted on line and be received no later than 5:00 pm on November 3, 2017; attached essays must accompany the application form; • The Chamber's staff and selected alumni will review all applications for selection; and • Each applicant will be notified of his/her acceptance no later than December 1, 2017.
Payment: • Tuition for the LRS Program is $1,750.00 and includes the costs of the two-day orientation and retreat, program materials for eight (8) workshops, lunches, snacks, various speakers, and the graduation event. • Payment is due no later than Friday, January 5, 2018 by credit card or check made payable to: The Chamber of Commerce Reno + Sparks.
Graduation: • In order to successfully graduate from the LRS Program, each participant must complete all scheduled sessions; and • In the event of an excused illness or emergency, a make-up assignment will be required and the assigned by the Class Leaders. • The last session and graduation ceremony is conducted on September 14, 2018.
APPLICATION The 2018 Application is available now! The final deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 3,2017. For questions, email Ann Silver