Leadership Cayuga

 

 

 

 

Our mission is to empower diverse individuals with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to successfully achieve leadership roles while developing a collective resource and problem solving network to address present and future community needs and challenges.

The Leadership Challenge

One measure of a community’s greatness is the voluntary contribution of its leaders. Since 1989, Leadership Cayuga has prided itself on graduating dedicated community leaders. A program conducted by the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cayuga stimulates public-minded thinking and increases the base of informed, capable leaders committed to using their talents to add to our community’s vitality. The program’s more than 500 alumni are among the most informed volunteers in Cayuga County.

Participation in Leadership Cayuga

Leadership Cayuga participants are comprised of small business owners, public servants, corporate executives, social service agency professionals, area youth, and other concerned members of the community.

We are offering a $100 incentive for all applications received on or before August 15, which will be deducted from the tuition of $1200. Cayuga County Chamber members receive an additional $100 deduction as a member benefit.
LC Application 2016-2017 fillable

Leadership Cayuga 2017 General Information Sheet and Tentative Dates

LC Promo Info 2017

LC September Orientation Article

LC October Bus Trip Article

LC November Economic & Community Development and Cayuga County History Article

LC December Government Session Article

Special Message about Leadership Cayuga Youth

If you know a young person with leadership potential, consider nominating him or her for admission to the program.  We can follow up with individual students and their families over the summer. This is a unique out-of-classroom experience for a student.

Please call the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce if you are interested.  Student applications may be accepted until mid-summer.

LEADERSHIP CAYUGA FOR YOUTH Application 2017

Leadership Cayuga is for you if:

  • You have a strong interest and commitment to your community;
  • You are committed to your personal leadership development;
  • You anticipate an active role in business and community activities;
  • You wish to gain access to a network of business, government, community leaders and resources
  • You believe change can be anticipated, managed and directed for the betterment of Cayuga County.

Leadership Cayuga Program

Each Leadership Cayuga program opens with a retreat followed by a series of sessions held from September to June.

The diverse collection of seminars and training sessions are designed to be highly interactive, stimulating and thought-provoking. Class sessions are held in locations appropriate to the topic and instruction presents a varied and diverse approach to problem-solving.

The curriculum includes topics such as:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Human Services
  • Legal/Justice System
  • Government
  • Philanthropy & Stewardship
  • Local History
  • Nonprofit Board Service and Volunteerism
  • Personal Leadership Skills:

Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Emotional Intelligence
Project Management

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Tuition for Leadership Cayuga is $1200. Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce members receive a $100 discount on tuition. Tuition covers the orientation retreat, all program costs including two Chamber Luncheons, the county-wide bus tour, all written materials, and the graduation ceremony.

Tuition may be paid by the participant, his or her business, or a combination of both, and must be received prior to the program start date. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

For more information about Leadership Cayuga please contact the Leadership Cayuga coordinator at 315-252-7291 or email leadership@cayugacountychamber.com for more information about the program.

Cayuga County Chamber
2 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021
315-252-7291
contact@cayugacountychamber.com