Lead by the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Carbondale is a program formed to build strong leaders and prepare them for leadership roles in the community. Participants will gather valuable knowledge and resources through a training curriculum designed to teach how to be better leaders, network with other leaders and professionals, and learn more about the community of Carbondale.
This class meets one full day per month, typically the last Friday of the month for an eight month period beginning in April.
The cost of the class is $500, some scholarships may be available. Material fees may still apply for scholarship recipients.
Applications for the 2019 Class will be accepted from November 20, 2018 – January 20, 2019. Click here to apply.
Individuals who are motivated and eager to be more involved in the community are encouraged to apply. This is a competitive program and class size will be limited.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018:
Katherine Burns, Director of Kids Korner, Carbondale Park District
Brian Flath, Assistant Director of Corporate Support, WSIU Public Broadcasting
Benjamin Craft, Banking Center Manager, Banterra Bank
Brittany Swims, Interim Director of Operations, Boys and Girls Club
Eli Jacobs, HVAC Technician, Jacobs Air Conditioning & Heating
Jarin Dunnigan, Detective Sergeant, Carbondale Police Department
Jennifer VanBrooker, Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications, SIH/ SIH Medical Group
John Barnett, Commercial Lender, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
Kathy Smith-Shaffer, Assistant Dean of Students, Southern Illinois University
Lindsay Ledbetter, Regional Practice Director, SIH/ SIH Medical Group
Travis Taylor, Senior Planner, City of Carbondale
Vamsi Manne, Associate Director-Student Center Programs, Southern Illinois University
Nic Skovgaard, Owner, AlterEgo Marketing
The Class of 2018 Class Project: Dawg Parade