Elkhart Leadership Academy Application

Elkhart Leadership Academy 2023-24

Thank you for your interest in the Elkhart Leadership Academy.

Before beginning the application below, please print this Application Employers Agreement 2023-24 with the schedule and review this with your direct manager.  You will need their approval and signature on the Employer’s Agreement; the form can then be scanned and attached to your application.


We suggest typing your responses in Word, notepad, notes, etc., and then cutting and pasting them into the form.


2023-24 Session Dates and Topics 

August 23, 2023

September 13 and 14
Overnight Retreat

September 28
Social Gathering

October 11
Servant Leadership

November 8
Media Communications

December 13
Communities in Our Community

January 10, 2024
Critical Conversations

February 14

March 13
Arts, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

April 10
Government, Economic and Community Development

May 8
Graduation Luncheon

Leadership Academy sessions are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.

*This schedule is subject to change


Elkhart Leadership Academy Tuition

The tuition invoice will be mailed to you upon acceptance into the Elkhart Leadership Academy.  Tuition is $1,100 for Chamber Members and is payable by July 20.  Payment is final.  No refunds will be allowed.

Elkhart Leadership Academy Application

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    The Elkhart Leadership Academy is a learning experience and requires a commitment of time on behalf of the participant. Participants must have the full support and commitment of their employer because attending the overnight retreat and the subsequent eight monthly sessions is mandatory in order to successfully complete the program. In addition, the participant will be expected to participate in a project group that will require attending meetings outside of the Academy sessions. Attendance substitution is not allowed.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Please print the Employer's agreement and attach the signed pdf to this application, or email it to [email protected].






This completed application must be returned to the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce by July 20.


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