In the Leadership Elk River program, emerging and seasoned leaders alike will find something of great use—and often surprising value. This class combines leadership skill building with education about the community. In fact, the program is so good, we’re quite sure you’ll learn many things you didn’t know before.
Class meets one day per month for nine months and in it you will:
What People Are Saying
"I am a 2010 graduate of Leadership Elk River and have found my experience be valuable, not only as it relates to my professional development, but to my personal development as well. Through the program I learned an incredible amount about the community, in addition to strengthening existing professional relationships and building new ones. This is a phenomenal program which provides tools to enhance leadership, opportunities, and experiences which continue to benefit me." ~Annie Deckert, City of Elk River
“Leadership Elk River is great for people who are new to the community as well as people who have been a part of this community for a long time. The relationships you build during the class provide connections to many different areas of the community. The various presenters provide you with insight as to what makes Elk River such a great community to be a part of. Your classmates end up being a resource that you can carry throughout your career. Attending Leadership Elk River was truly a great experience.” ~ Corey Wemple, The Bank of Elk River
"Leadership Elk River provides the opportunity to meet key decision makers at some of Elk River’s most key businesses while learning about the great hidden treasures this area is home to, is priceless. Whether you have been here a few years or have lived here all your lives you will learn something new and amazing about why Elk River is unique. You can learn how to get more out of Elk River and how we can contribute more with opportunities to be local leaders." ~ Ben Bauman, North Central Insurance Agency
"Whether you have lived/worked in this community for years or are new – Leadership Elk River will revitalize your appreciation of the history of Elk River and a taste of the interrelationships between businesses, government, charitable organizations, schools and all the people who live and/or work in this great community. Great leaders come in many different forms and this program provides opportunities for all participants to enhance their leadership skills and use these skills to make an impact in the community. Leadership Elk River provides opportunities for both professional and personal growth - this is a great program provided by the Chamber!" ~ Michelle Anderson, Central Bank
“Understanding Elk River’s growing community and our commitment to its continued success is what you will gain from enrolling in the next learning opportunity of Leadership Elk River. After experiencing the course for yourself, I believe you will appreciate at a higher level all Elk River has to offer you and your company.” ~Dan Dixon, Guardian Angels of Elk River
Find Out More
To find out more about topics covered, who is eligible, graduation requirements, cost, or for any other questions, download the application or contact Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce at (763) 441-3110.
Congratulations to the 2012 graduates of Leadership Elk River!
The 2011-2012 Leadership Elk River class visited the Capitol in St. Paul on "State Government" day for a behind the scenes tour and visit with Rep. Tom Hackbarth (left)
LEADERSHIP ELK RIVER
Tentative Class Dates
September 13, 2013
October 11, 2013
November 8, 2013
December 13, 2013
January 10, 2014
February 2014 date to be announced
March 14, 2014
April 11, 2014
May 9, 2014
June 2014 Graduation date to be determined
All dates are subject to change
Complete the application and send with payment by August 15. Class begins in September. If your application is not accepted, your original payment will be returned.