Heber Leadership Academy provides a unique experience for individuals in the community to learn from local experts and key decision makers while developing the skills and resources needed to shape the futures of their own businesses, organizations, and community. Over the 9 month program, participants will expand their professional network and learn how to become more educated and involved in their community.
The Heber Leadership Academy runs from August 2023 through May 2024 with one class session each month. All sessions will be held on one Thursday a month from 12pm-4 pm with lunch provided. During sessions, participants will be introduced to influential community leaders, discuss hot topics and issues of concern to their city, acquire valuable access to information and resources to aid them in their own leadership endeavors, and gain an enhanced understanding of their community. Many of the classes will include a tour of the facility hosting the session, which will vary month to month dependent and session topic.
2022-2023 Class Schedule – tentative
August 24th, 2023 Orientation & General Leadership
September 21st, 2023 Public Safety / Crime & Law Enforcement
October 19th, 2023 Community Service
November 16th, 2023 Hospital / Public Health
December 14th, 2023 State & Federal Government
January 18th, 2024 School District & Education
February 15th, 2024 Economic Development / Chamber of Commerce / Tourism / Airport
March 21st, 2024 Local Government
April 18th, 2024 Power, Water & Sewer Utilities
May 16th, 2024 Graduation Ceremony & Luncheon
Each participant accepted into the program will be required to pay tuition in full before the first session commences. This tuition covers the cost of meals, activities, and materials.
A discount of $50 will be offered for Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce members (cost $200)
The participants will be collectively deciding on a project that would benefit the community and working throughout the duration of the program to complete it. The wording under the heading could something along the lines of “In an ongoing process throughout the program, participants will engage as a civic group to design, plan, and implement a project that will benefit the community. This allows for the class to practice and develop what was learned throughout the program while at the same time bringing about an ethos of service that often coincides with leadership. The project and the logistics surrounding it is determined collectively by the participants and what they envision as being most beneficial to the community.
To fully benefit from the program, participants will be expected to commit time each month to attend the class sessions. Class members must not miss more than 2 sessions to graduate from the program.
The final session, occurring in May, will consist of a graduation ceremony and luncheon. During the graduation, participants will receive a plaque, a t-shirt, and a letter of completion.
Criteria for Selection
Individuals selected for enrollment will be chosen from both the private and public sectors. Anybody living or working in Wasatch County and the surrounding area will be considered. Work experience, current skills, aspirations to serve in leadership roles throughout the community, and commitment to community involvement will all be considered when reviewing applications. While being a member of the Chamber of Commerce allows for a discount in tuition, individuals will not be selected for their membership. A total of 20 individuals will be accepted into the 2023-2024 program.
To apply for the 2023-2024 program, complete the PDF application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 11th, 2023. After participant selection is complete, you will be contacted to inform you of application standing and following steps required if accepted.