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Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lansing cohort. This year’s cohort will run from October to May, with one meeting each month, except for December.

Leadership Lansing is an eight-month program in which participants engage in seven workshops where they are exposed to key institutions, industry sectors, and business leaders that are the fabric of the Greater Lansing region. This past session focused on government, education, manufacturing, insurance, health care, homegrown businesses and entrepreneurism, cultural gems in the region, and Lansing history. Participants also receive training in individual leadership skills, including understanding how to identify and leverage their strengths. In the past six years, 227 outstanding leaders have completed the Leadership Lansing program.

“TechSmith is proud to have been able to be a part of several Leadership Lansing cohorts. Year after year, the course has proved to be an outstanding opportunity for our team members to focus on personal development in addition to exploring opportunities to grow perspectives on leadership, teamwork, innovation, and collaboration,” said Wendy Hamilton, CEO, TechSmith. “We have seen immense value not just from the collective program, but also from each meeting that our TechSmithies have attended. Engaging and educational tours of manufacturing plants (and otherwise closed to public businesses) and face time with business, political, and community leaders have also made this unique
experience a vital investment for our company and the Lansing community.”

Leadership Lansing continues to be an excellent program for our team to connect with the community while enhancing their leadership skills, said April Clobes, president and CEO, MSU Federal Credit Union. “All of our graduates have expressed their appreciation for their increased knowledge of the region, an enhanced network of peers, and insights gained from other leaders in the area.”

Leadership Lansing seeks established and emerging leaders who can make a positive impact in the community. Candidates should have demonstrated past community commitment or a strong desire to become involved. Leadership Lansing seeks a diverse representation or organizations from across the community, including professionals from financial services, education, manufacturing, healthcare, the arts, government, and other sectors. As Leadership Lansing aims to include leaders who reflect Lansing’s diverse cultures and residents, minority and women leaders are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tuition for Leadership Lansing is $2,200 and includes all workshops, materials, and meals. Applications for this year’s Leadership Lansing cohort are available at

Deadline for submission is Friday, Sept. 17.