Q. What is Leadership Siouxland?

A. Leadership Siouxland is a leadership training program. The goals of the program are to motivate individuals to develop a sense of community trusteeship, to encourage participants to assume leadership roles in community affairs, to develop participant awareness of the Siouxland community, to provide opportunities for communication between emerging and established leadership, and to explore various aspects of leadership. Leadership Siouxland educates, challenges and inspires its participants to bring out their inherent quality to “point the way.” The ultimate goal is to instill passion in our current and emerging leaders while fostering a high level of civic engagement.

Q. What can Leadership Siouxland offer to me?

A. This leadership program equips leaders to better appreciate and understand the conditions of the entire Siouxland area. Those selected for the program build a “network” with fellow participants that reaches across geographic, professional and economic lines. This network continues to be a part of their lives well beyond the program year.

Q. Who sponsors Leadership Siouxland?

A. The tuition paid by the corporations and organizations that send students to Leadership Siouxland provides the funding for the program.

Q. How do I get into Leadership Siouxland?

A. Participants are selected for the program each year in late summer. Selection is based on an individual’s contribution to a total group profile of the community-at-large. Applications are available online or by contacting the Executive Director at 712-898-8594 or by e-mail at exdir@leadershipsiouxland.org

Q. If I don’t get into the program the first time, can I reapply?

A. Absolutely! Every year more people submit applications than can be accepted into the program. Individuals who are not accepted the first time are strongly encouraged to reapply.

Q. What kind of time commitment is Leadership Siouxland?

A. Leadership Siouxland is a nine-month program, with a full day orientation the last Thursday in September, and then monthly meetings the first Thursday in October through April, 5:30 pm – 9 pm. (When possible, the April session is a day session in which the class participates in a refueling mission with the SC ANG 185th. A graduation celebration is held the first Thursday in May.

Q. Who is eligible for Leadership Siouxland?

A. Any individual who is interested in developing their leadership skills, expanding their network, and learning more about themselves and their community. Often businesses identify individuals to participate to enhance their professional growth.

Q. How much does the program cost?

A. Cost for the program is $675. A limited number of scholarships are available for self-employed individuals or mission-driven organizations with limited training budgets. Scholarships can be up to 1/2 of the tuition.

Q. Who do I contact for more information about Leadership Siouxland?

A. Contact the Executive Director at 712-898-8594 or by email to exdir@leadershipsiouxland.org.