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.
“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.”
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.
All applicants must be a Chamber member through their business or at the individual level. Applicants must be a resident of Scott County or employed in Scott County.
Retreat I: June 17
Shakopee Culture & History: June 29
Tourism: July 29
Local Government & Workforce Development: August 24
Economy Day: September 21
Law & Justice: October 5
Graduation & Retreat II: October 19
*Dates subject to change based on availability of venue and speakers.
The Shakopee Chamber Foundation is providing two $500 scholarship opportunities for Leadership Shakopee. Click HERE for more information and guidelines.