The Leadership Dutchess Class of 2016 at its kickoff reception.
Do you want to have a more powerful, positive and lasting impact within your employment organization and/or your community? Are you ready to uncover, deepen and build upon your natural strengths as a leader, but need support in exploring the challenges of effective leadership? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to submit an application for The Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Dutchess program.
Leadership Dutchess is the signature program of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. and has been dedicated to educating and motivating citizens to serve in leadership roles within our community. This program was designed to foster the development of a group of professionals who grow and learn together over a nine-month period. Leadership Dutchess sessions and all course work contribute to the knowledge and understanding of leadership.
Each day-long session is conducted by prominent individuals from the public and private sector, sharing their knowledge on real-world topics of leadership/ municipal concerns impacting the Hudson Valley Region.
Leadership Dutchess classes and events are held once per month from September through June. The nine monthly full-day sessions will be held at different locations in Dutchess County and are generally from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is mandatory that you attend seven of the nine monthly sessions, including the overnight retreat. No more than 16 hours can be missed by each participant – late arrivals, early departures and appointments during class also count toward missed hours.
By the end of this nine month program you will:
You will also:
Apply Today (deadline June 2, 2017)
Leadership Dutchess 2018 Application (2133 KB)
Past Day Of Service Projects
Each Leadership Dutchess class completes a Day of Service to a local organization in need. All community-based service organizations and local nonprofits that would benefit are encouraged to apply.
In 2013, Rainbow's End Child Development Center in Salt Point received a facelift.