Elkhart Leadership Academy 2021-22

Thank you for your interest in the Elkhart Leadership Academy.

Before beginning the application below, please print this Employer’s Agreement 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.

Session Date and Topic for 2021-22*

August 18, 2021

September 8 & 9
Overnight Leadership Retreat

October 13
Servant Leadership/Board Development/Project Management

November 10
Community within Our Communities

December 8
Problem Solving / Conflict Resolution

January 12, 2022
Government / Economics

February 9
Ethical Decision Making /Diversity / Entrepreneurism

March 9
Arts & Culture

April 13

May 11
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 $1,100.00 for Chamber Members and is payable by July 31, 2021.  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 31, 2021


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