Leadership Shakopee is a seven-session development program designed to give emerging and existing leaders a behind-the-scenes look at our community and the role it plays in our state and global economy.
During the seven sessions, the class participates in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities designed to inform and inspire leaders. In addition to going behind the scenes, cohort members will engage in discussions with local elected officials and senior leadership at many of our companies and city/county departments.
What our grads are saying
“Leadership Shakopee was an excellent experience! The relationships I developed with not only my leadership group, but with key leaders that have been instrumental in the success of making Shakopee a great community to live, work and play! Leadership Shakopee has helped me understand the direction our leaders want take our community, which has given me a head start on personal planning as well as in some professional decision making. Every session I took away something that has helped me grow professionally and give me a better appreciation of how this great city was built. Leadership Shakopee has definitely been a motivator for me to want to do more, contribute more, and be more involved with this awesome community.”
Lindsey Puffer Branch Manager/Vice President
Attendance at both retreats, each day session and graduation is MANDATORY to receive your Leadership Shakopee graduation certificate. Arriving late and leaving early is not permitted. No cell phones, iPads or tablets during the sessions. If an emergency arises, please contact the Chamber to communicate your absence from the session. All absences must be made up during the next Leadership Program in order to receive the graduation certificate.
Applicants must be a resident of Scott County or employed in Scott County.
To engage participants in extensive discussion about critical economic impacts to our community
To provide participants with exclusive VIP access to area businesses and institutions
To increase the visibility of participants within their workplace and the community
To support participants in developing lasting relationships with other group members and program contributors
To assist participants with tangibly improving their leadership abilities
Local Government & Workforce: August 9
Tourism: August 23
Retreat Day 1: September 15
Culture & History: September 20
Economy: October 4
November 8: Law & Justice
Retreat Day 2 & Graduation: December 6
*Dates subject to change based on availability of venue and speakers.