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
“Shakopee Leadership was a great way to quickly get connected to the community in Shakopee. The tours of the local businesses were interesting and informative. The people we got to meet along the way and the tight group we formed in leadership will be lasting for years to come.”
Nick Christoffer Business Performance Advisor
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.
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
Retreat: September 17
Tourism: September 29
Economy: October 20
Local Government & Workforce Development: November 17