Leadership Goshen

Please fill out the Leadership Goshen Application or download the PDF here.

Leadership Goshen is a program of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce which aims to identify, cultivate, and motivate future community leaders. This informative and thought-provoking program introduces participants to the opportunities and challenges in the community, while exposing them to the Chamber’s strategic initiatives.

Regular sessions involve a combination of panel discussions, tours, hands-on experience, one-on-one interaction with current community leaders, and leadership building group activities designed to expose participants to all aspects of the topics covered in each session. Each session contains time focused on leadership style and skills development, followed by in-depth exploration of a particular industry. Industry areas include Education; Healthcare; Non-Profits; Development; Government; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Community; and a Class Project.

The overall goal of the Leadership Goshen program is broken down into four areas:

  1. Communication
    To facilitate opportunities for communication among emerging and established leaders
  2. Awareness
    To facilitate participants growth and knowledge in the Goshen community, its assets, challenges, and opportunities
  3. Leadership
    To foster and develop leadership skills and help participants identify and grow their own leadership styles with an emphasis on the community perspective
  4. Motivation
    To encourage and facilitate a space so participants are motivated to take a leadership role within our community

Application and Selection Process

Each potential participant must submit a completed application, with answers to the essay questions, and attach a resume. It is up to applicants to ensure that they have submitted all required materials. To be considered for the program, applicants must either include tuition payment of $750 in the form of check or credit card information. Completed applications and tuition payments must be received by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce by Friday, July 17, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. If you are not selected for admission to the Leadership Goshen Class of 2020, your tuition will be refunded in full. Each application is reviewed by a Steering Committee which looks at individual qualifications and a broad spectrum of experience. The Steering Committee strives to select a diverse representation of all segments of our community. Applicants will be notified of the status of their acceptance by August 5, 2020. At that time, accepted applicants will be asked for additional information and will receive a finalized 2020 schedule. Selection for Leadership Goshen is based on the following criteria: Involvement in professional and/or managerial positions, demonstrated ability and desire to assume greater community leadership responsibility, clear willingness to make a commitment to the community in subsequent years, proof of the full support of the organization or business they represent

Class Attendance Policy

Complete attendance is an expectation of participation in the Leadership Goshen program. Please carefully review the program schedule listed, considering your work and outside obligations. If you cannot commit to all sessions this year, consider applying for a future program year. Missing sessions may result in your ineligibility to graduate from the program and/or the co-chairs considering your dismissal from the class with forfeiture of the tuition.

Technology Policy

The Leadership Goshen program is enhanced when all participants are active and engaged. To that end, cell phones and other devices should be put away during sessions unless participants are utilizing them for note-taking purposes. The Steering Committee recognizes that participants are vital to their companies and organizations, and that some communication back to the office may be unavoidable during Leadership Goshen days. For that reason, session organizers will dedicate time for breaks to give you a chance to check in. As a leader, we hope you will appropriately delegate responsibilities so that you can be fully engaged with the program while participating in Leadership Goshen days.

Tentative Dates and Topics

  • September 30, 2020 – Orientation and emotional intelligence
  • October 28, 2020 – Self-awareness/mindfulness and community development
  • November 18, 2020 – Self management and community government
  • December 16, 2020 – Listening, empathy and community education
  • January 27, 2021 – Social awareness and diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • February 24, 2021 – Asking powerful questions and community healthcare
  • March 24, 2021 – Relationship management/body language and non-profit
  • April 28, 2021 – Awareness in conflict and class projects

Graduation ceremony during “Chamber Week” on May 6, 2021 (breakfast or lunch)

Leadership Goshen Application

Employers are in a position to recognize leadership potential. Therefore, applicants for the Leadership Goshen program must have the full support and commitment of their employer because attending the retreat and the subsequent nine-month sessions is mandatory in order to successfully complete the program. The signature of the applicant’s supervisor or head of the organization must be submitted below.

    First Name*
    Employer*
    Business Address*
    State*
    Work Phone*

    Describe your primary duties/responsibilities with your employer.*

    Please list your current community involvement and volunteer work.*

    What are your future goals in regard to volunteer activity?*

    What do you expect to gain from participating in Leadership Goshen?*

    Tuition

    The tuition invoice will be mailed to you upon acceptance into the Leadership Goshen. Tuition is $750.00, payable by Friday, July 17, 2020. Payment is final. No refunds will be allowed. Orientation and Retreat are mandatory. If participant misses more than 2 programs, they will have to withdraw from the class with no refund.

    Applicant's Agreement

    The Leadership Goshen program is a learning experience and requires a commitment of time on behalf of the participant. Participants must have the full support and commitment of their employer because attending the retreat and the subsequent weekly sessions is mandatory in order to successfully complete the program. In addition, the participant will be expected to participate in a project group that will require attending meetings outside of the Academy sessions. Attendance substitution is not allowed.

    Submitting this form is a statement of your commitment of attendance and participation.

    2020 Employer Agreement

      Academy Applicant's Name*
      Supervisor's Title*
      Supervisor's Phone Number*

      By submitting this form, you consent that your employee has your support for the time commitment required to actively participate in the Leadership program.

      Leadership Goshen

      Please fill out the Leadership Goshen Application or download the PDF here.

      Leadership Goshen

      Leadership Goshen is a program of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce which aims to identify, cultivate, and motivate future community leaders. This informative and thought-provoking program introduces participants to the opportunities and challenges in the community, while exposing them to the Chamber’s strategic initiatives.

      Regular sessions involve a combination of panel discussions, tours, hands-on experience, one-on-one interaction with current community leaders, and leadership building group activities designed to expose participants to all aspects of the topics covered in each session. Each session contains time focused on leadership style and skills development, followed by in-depth exploration of a particular industry. Industry areas include Education; Healthcare; Non-Profits; Development; Government; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Community; and a Class Project.

      The overall goal of the Leadership Goshen program is broken down into four areas:

      1. Communication
        To facilitate opportunities for communication among emerging and established leaders
      2. Awareness
        To facilitate participants growth and knowledge in the Goshen community, its assets, challenges, and opportunities
      3. Leadership
        To foster and develop leadership skills and help participants identify and grow their own leadership styles with an emphasis on the community perspective
      4. Motivation
        To encourage and facilitate a space so participants are motivated to take a leadership role within our community

      Application and Selection Process

      Each potential participant must submit a completed application, with answers to the essay questions, and attach a resume. It is up to applicants to ensure that they have submitted all required materials. To be considered for the program, applicants must either include tuition payment of $750 in the form of check or credit card information. Completed applications and tuition payments must be received by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce by Friday, July 17, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. If you are not selected for admission to the Leadership Goshen Class of 2020, your tuition will be refunded in full. Each application is reviewed by a Steering Committee which looks at individual qualifications and a broad spectrum of experience. The Steering Committee strives to select a diverse representation of all segments of our community. Applicants will be notified of the status of their acceptance by August 5, 2020. At that time, accepted applicants will be asked for additional information and will receive a finalized 2020 schedule. Selection for Leadership Goshen is based on the following criteria: Involvement in professional and/or managerial positions, demonstrated ability and desire to assume greater community leadership responsibility, clear willingness to make a commitment to the community in subsequent years, proof of the full support of the organization or business they represent

      Class Attendance Policy

      Complete attendance is an expectation of participation in the Leadership Goshen program. Please carefully review the program schedule listed, considering your work and outside obligations. If you cannot commit to all sessions this year, consider applying for a future program year. Missing sessions may result in your ineligibility to graduate from the program and/or the co-chairs considering your dismissal from the class with forfeiture of the tuition.

      Technology Policy

      The Leadership Goshen program is enhanced when all participants are active and engaged. To that end, cell phones and other devices should be put away during sessions unless participants are utilizing them for note-taking purposes. The Steering Committee recognizes that participants are vital to their companies and organizations, and that some communication back to the office may be unavoidable during Leadership Goshen days. For that reason, session organizers will dedicate time for breaks to give you a chance to check in. As a leader, we hope you will appropriately delegate responsibilities so that you can be fully engaged with the program while participating in Leadership Goshen days.

      Tentative Dates and Topics

      • September 30, 2020 – Orientation and emotional intelligence
      • October 28, 2020 – Self-awareness/mindfulness and community development
      • November 18, 2020 – Self management and community government
      • December 16, 2020 – Listening, empathy and community education
      • January 27, 2021 – Social awareness and diversity, equity, and inclusion
      • February 24, 2021 – Asking powerful questions and community healthcare
      • March 24, 2021 – Relationship management/body language and non-profit
      • April 28, 2021 – Awareness in conflict and class projects

      Graduation ceremony during “Chamber Week” on May 6, 2021 (breakfast or lunch)

      Leadership Goshen Application

      Employers are in a position to recognize leadership potential. Therefore, applicants for the Leadership Goshen program must have the full support and commitment of their employer because attending the retreat and the subsequent nine-month sessions is mandatory in order to successfully complete the program. The signature of the applicant’s supervisor or head of the organization must be submitted below.

        First Name*
        Employer*
        Business Address*
        State*
        Work Phone*

        Describe your primary duties/responsibilities with your employer.*

        Please list your current community involvement and volunteer work.*

        What are your future goals in regard to volunteer activity?*

        What do you expect to gain from participating in Leadership Goshen?*

        Tuition

        The tuition invoice will be mailed to you upon acceptance into the Leadership Goshen. Tuition is $750.00, payable by Friday, July 17, 2020. Payment is final. No refunds will be allowed. Orientation and Retreat are mandatory. If participant misses more than 2 programs, they will have to withdraw from the class with no refund.

        Applicant's Agreement

        The Leadership Goshen program is a learning experience and requires a commitment of time on behalf of the participant. Participants must have the full support and commitment of their employer because attending the retreat and the subsequent weekly sessions is mandatory in order to successfully complete the program. In addition, the participant will be expected to participate in a project group that will require attending meetings outside of the Academy sessions. Attendance substitution is not allowed.

        Submitting this form is a statement of your commitment of attendance and participation.

        2020 Employer Agreement

          Academy Applicant's Name*
          Supervisor's Title*
          Supervisor's Phone Number*

          By submitting this form, you consent that your employee has your support for the time commitment required to actively participate in the Leadership program.