It’s a 10-month community engagement program designed to develop an awareness of the Aurora community, create a network of informed leaders, and encourage greater involvement in the community. The program begins with a mandatory two-night retreat in mid-September and culminates with a graduation program in early June.
What will I learn?
Each month’s topic is presented through the insights of prominent individuals from the public and private sectors, in-depth dialogue of current issues pertinent to the session topic, case studies, site visits, and interactive and “hands-on” experience. Participants also work in teams or as a group on projects of their own design to provide tangible solutions to various contemporary community challenges. The community actually becomes the classroom.
What is the Commitment?
Two-night mandatory opening retreat – occurs September 15-17, 2016
One full weekday session per month (October – May) – third Thursday of each month
Graduation Program – 1/2 day session plus luncheon or dinner, June 1, 2017
Community experiences/projects – required independent of monthly class sessions
How do I apply and how much is it?
Tuition for the Leadership Aurora program is $1,125.00 per participant. Tuition covers the retreat, monthly sessions, meals, and materials. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to those not able to pay the full tuition. Scholarships are awarded based on need and class composition. Tuition is due in full by September 1st unless prior arrangements have been made.