Leadership for Five Seasons, a program developed and managed by the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the 2012 class. The program prepares individuals who have demonstrated a capacity for leadership, who have exhibited interest and commitment to the welfare of the Cedar Rapids community and who have potential for exercising substantial leadership in the future.
Applications can be found and downloaded from the chamber’s website. There is no cost to apply. The program consists of 10-class sessions and a two-day retreat. Sessions are monthly from September through May providing participants a first-hand look at the Cedar Rapids Area.
“The Leadership for Five Seasons program has a long-standing reputation in this community,” said Vernon Squires, board chair of the Leadership for Five Seasons program. “We look forward to continually providing a quality program to empower individuals who will shape our community and region for future success.”
Only 35 individuals are selected to participate each year in the program. Area businesses, public and private agencies, civic and other organizations are encouraged to support employees with leadership potential to participate in the program.
Leadership for Five Seasons has been in operation for nearly 30 years and has evolved and expanded into programs including Adult, Executive and Youth.