Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Rapid City Committee

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The selection of the Leadership class is based on a competitive process composed of a written application in essay form. The application and 2 letters of reference must be submitted by June 29 - 5:00 p.m.

For your convenience, a sample application (PDF format) is available for your review. Please open and print. This will help you formulate your responses to the questions before applying online.

LRC SAMPLE APPLICATION (PDF)

For additional information or questions, please call 343-1744. Submittal deadline is 5:00 p.m. June 29.

LRC APPLICATION FORM



Committee Chair: Jennifer Konvalin, Ketel Thorstenson, LLP
Chamber Board of Directors Liaison:  Jeff Carsrud, Winsupply Rapid City

Committee Staff Liaison:   Linda Rabe

Meeting Day/Time/Location
1ST Thursday ea month
11:30 A.M.
Board Room 207

PROGRAM OF WORK (pdf)


Leadership Rapid City (LRC), sponsored by the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce, was organized in 1981. Since inception it has graduated more than 1000 leaders into the Rapid City area. The 12 week program is designed to promote a better understanding of this community, build and enhance leadership skills, and develop a strong network of community leaders.

LRC will be seeking applicants for the 2018 class who are interested in learning more about our community and attaining their leadership goals.

Here is why:

Goals, Benefits, Application, Participant Requirements, Schedule

Goals

The purpose of LRC is reflected in these goals:

  • Education - learning community challenges and opportunities
  • Orientation - structure and features of the community
  • Training - leadership skill building
  • Connection - networking between class members and community leaders

Benefits

Participants will:

  • Enhance and build on their personal leadership talents
  • Expand awareness and appreciation for challenges and opportunities
  • Develop network of connections into the community
  • Exposure to future leadership opportunities in career and community

Employers will:

  • See enhanced potential from participants through exposure to broadened perspectives
  • Greater corporate/organizational community involvement and visibility
  • Opportunities to affect positive change

Community will:

  • Benefit through the many projects such as the following:
    Parade of Lights, Junior Leadership, Summer Nights, Once Upon a Festival, Founder's Park, Day of Excellence, and Movies Under The Stars
  • Inherit emerging, committed, effective leaders

Application

The selection of the Leadership class is based on a competitive process composed of a written application in essay form. The application and 2 letters of reference must be submitted by June 29 - 5:00 p.m.

Selection Criteria:

  • Evidence of leadership abilities
  • Interest in community affairs
  • Potential to provide leadership to the Rapid City community
  • Desire to expand volunteer involvement

Basic criteria for applicants includes:

  • Evidence of current and/or previous commitment to community service
  • Interest in volunteer or public office leadership role
  • Potential for service within one’s own organization

For your convenience, a sample application (PDF format) is available for your review. Please open and print. This will help you formulate your responses to the questions before applying online.

LRC SAMPLE APPLICATION (PDF)

For additional information or questions, please call 343-1744. Submittal deadline is 5:00 p.m. June 29.

LRC APPLICATION FORM


Participant Requirements

  • Participants and their organizations must be willing to commit the necessary time it takes to fully participate in the program
  • Being on time and regular attendance is imperative
  • Class members may have no more than two absences.

Attendance is critical and all necessary arrangements should be made prior to applying. If class members are absent more than two sessions, they will not graduate with the class, but may complete the necessary classes the following year to earn accreditation.

 

Schedule

11 weekly sessions beginning September. Sessions held every Thursday with the exception of:

  • Retreat - 2-day
  • Military session - all day
  • Graduation - the 12th and final session, date to be determined

   LRC 12-Week Program Overview (pdf)


 

Committee Members

Jennifer Konvalin ('07)
Sandra Weaver ('14)
Sandra Schwan ('07)

Jason Sanderson ('15)
Jamie Hill ('16)
Sandra Weaver ('14)
Member At Large (Vacant)
Member At Large (Vacant)

Mike Albin ('10)
Dawn Connor ('12)
Donna Hanks ('02)
Shandra Klein ('17)

Lori Mach ('14)
Ann Brentlinger ('14)
Joe Burmeister ('16)
Nicole Haltiner ('08)
Dave Goodwin ('14)
Terri Phelps ('13)
Member At Large (Vacant)


Brendan Murphy, Class 2017 Rep

Linda Rabe ('93), Chamber President/CEO
Jeff Carsrud ('07), Chamber Board Liaison

Committee Membership Application

If you are interested in serving on the Leadership Rapid City board and you are a paid alum, click on the application, print, complete and mail to the address noted on the application.  Leadership Rapid City Board Application (pdf)

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