Leadership Dallas is recruiting a cross-section of community leaders for its 10-month education and development program. Applications are now available and are due May 22.
Each year, approximately 50 people are selected to participate in the program, which begins in September and ends in June the following year. The program addresses human services, government, politics, economic development, diversity, health care, criminal justice, education, and arts and culture. Participants develop their leadership capacities, build strong relationships and prepare themselves for future challenges.
Leadership Dallas, which began in 1975, is a development program aimed at increasing the leadership pool for community activities in the Dallas area. The selection committee seeks diversity in the make-up of the Leadership Dallas class in regard to age, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic factors and business. Candidates should exhibit an interest in civic involvement and have a history of voluntary leadership.
Participation in Leadership Dallas centers on involvement. Applicants should realize the significant time commitment involved. Participation involves an overnight orientation retreat in September, one full-day (8 hours) session per month from October to June, preliminary assignments for each of the sessions, a class project, and curriculum committee meetings. Applicants must fulfill program attendance requirements in order to graduate.
Two optional information sessions will help applicants understand the selection process and provide suggestions for completing the application.
The informationals are scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 from 4-5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29 from 8-9 a.m. at the Greater Dallas Chamber’s conference center, 700 N. Pearl, 12th floor, parking garage elevator bank. Reply at www.dallaschamber.org/leadership
if you plan on attending one of the sessions.
For more information or to request an application, contact Kali Bailey at 214-746-6746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.