Do you want to have a more powerful, positive and lasting impact within your employment organization and/or your community? Are you ready to uncover, deepen and build upon your natural strengths as a leader, but need support in exploring the challenges of effective leadership? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to submit an application for The Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Dutchess program.
Leadership Dutchess is the signature program of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. and has been dedicated to educating and motivating citizens to serve in leadership roles within our community. This program was designed to foster the development of a group of professionals who grow and learn together over a nine-month period. Leadership Dutchess sessions and all course work contribute to the knowledge and understanding of leadership.
Each session is conducted by prominent individuals from the public and private sector, sharing their knowledge on real-world topics of leadership/ municipal concerns impacting the Hudson Valley Region.
Leadership Dutchess will kick off in October with graduation in June.
All programming will have the ability to go virtual if needed. Online platforms will be used to help continue learning in the case that in-person meetings are not possible.
Attendance policy: No more than 16 hours can be missed by each participant - late arrivals, early departures, and appointments during class also count toward missed hours.
Each applicant must have a recommendation submitted from their employer. Applicants will be reviewed by the committee; select applicants will be granted an interview and notified of acceptance. Class size is limited. For more information on the Leadership Dutchess program please contact Laura Doe, Director of Programming and Development for The Chamber Foundation, at 845.454.1700 ext. 1025 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 Leadership Dutchess program is $1,595. This covers all costs including meals and all course materials. Payment options are available. Tuition is non-refundable.
A limited amount of scholarships based on financial need are available. Please contact the Foundation office at 845.454.1700 ext. 1025 or email email@example.com.
In addition, Leadership Dutchess candidates may apply for the Charles S. North Leadership Advancement Scholarship. Applications for this scholarship will re-open in Spring 2024.
Charles S. North Leadership Advancement Scholarship
In recognition of the outstanding leadership of Dutchess County Regional Chamber Commerce Past President and CEO Charles S. North, a scholarship was established in 2014 upon his retirement.
Awarded to any individual living or working in Dutchess County, the Charles S. North Leadership Advancement Scholarship signifies Mr. North’s commitment to inspiring and mentoring leaders across the region.
To apply, fill out the Leadership Dutchess Application and check the box for “Charles S. North Leadership Advancement Scholarship”. To qualify you must meet the following criteria:
Full and/or partial scholarships will be awarded.
October 5-6 Kickoff Session and Retreat: 9 am - 5 pm each day*
November 2: 9 am - 5 pm*
November 8: 5 pm – 7 pm: Business After Hours/Welcome Mixer for Leadership Dutchess
December 7: 9 am – 5 pm
January 11: 9 am – 5 pm
February 8: 9 am – 5 pm
March 7: 9 am – 5 pm
April 4: 9 am – 5 pm
May 2: 9 am – 5 pm
May 23: 9 am – 1 pm
Class Fundraiser: Date TBD*
Graduation: June 6 from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm (Location TBA)*
*- denotes required attendance
2024 LEADERSHIP DUTCHESS CLASS
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