Elkhart Leadership Academy Application

Elkhart Leadership Academy 2024-25

Thank you for your interest in the Elkhart Leadership Academy.

Before beginning the application below, please print this Application Employers Agreement 2024-25 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.


2024-25 Session Dates and Topics 

August 21, 2024

September 18 & 19
Overnight Retreat

September (Date TBD)
Social Gathering

October 9
Servant Leadership

November 13
Media Communications

December 11
Communities in Our Community

January 8, 2025
Critical Conversations

February 12

March 12
Arts, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

April 2
Government, Economic and Community Development

May 14
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 $1,500 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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  • In order to make retreat accommodations
    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 glyons@elkhart.org.






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


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