Lead the Ville is a structured educational program intended for Estherville area citizens 18 and over, who have an interest in the Estherville community and its leaders, institutions, decision making processes, and /or specific leadership opportunities.
During the program, which is spaced over ten months and nine sessions, participants will build a leadership network among current and emerging leaders, learn about community issues, and become familiar with the rewards of serving one's community. Additionally, participants will learn and practice leadership skills for use in their professional and community service roles.
Engage participants by providing an opportunity for participants to network and expand business contacts and friendships to help each participant and the community grow and prosper
Educate participants in new leadership skills through training and applied experience
Empower participants to assume leadership roles in the community
Increase knowledge of government agencies, institutions and businesses that encompass the Estherville community through tours, seminars, discussions, presentations, and interviews
Participants Lead the Ville will select up to 12 area people who live or work in Estherville, and who:
Have demonstrated a sincere commitment to and interest in the Estherville area.
Have a demonstrated desire in furthering their leadership skills.
Have the time available to participate in Lead the Ville and have the complete support of the company or organization she/he represents. (To successfully complete the program, full attendance at all sessions is required.)
Represent a cross-section of the county population groups, including business, agriculture, clergy, community and service organizations, education, government, labor, professions, and other groupings, including ethnicity, gender, age and community experience.
Tuition Chamber Members: $500 // General Public: $600. If selected for the program, tuition is due by August 1, 2023. No refunds are available once the program has started. Two scholarships of $250 are available through the Estherville Ambassadors.
Application Period The application will be available beginning Monday, April 10 until Monday, May 15. All applications must be received by 5pm on Monday, May 15, 2023 to be considered for acceptance to the program. Submit program applications and scholarship applications by email to email@example.com or by mail/in-person to 620 1st Ave S, Estherville IA 51334.
Commitment To successfully complete Lead the Ville, participants are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety during the 2023-2024 leadership program. Sessions will begin at 8:30 am and will conclude at 4:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Program dates:
Wednesday, August 9
Wednesday, September 13
Wednesday, October 11
Wednesday, November 8
Wednesday, January 10
Wednesday, February 14
Wednesday, March 13
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, May 8 – Graduation Ceremony
Application Open from April 10, 2023 to May 15, 2023. Scholarships Available. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/bring to 620 1st Ave S, Estherville IA 51334