Leadership Grand Rapids Class of 2025
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Each year, a class of leaders is accepted into the Leadership Grand Rapids program to take part in an intensive community and professional leadership program founded on these principles:

  • Community Connections
  • Leadership Skills
  • Diversity
  • Systems Thinking

What it looks like: Through monthly, full-day sessions focusing on key community issues and topics, participants have a chance to deepen their understanding of our community and develop the broad and inclusive mindset needed for community stewardship from a systems perspective.

The Leadership Grand Rapids program has capacity for 40 diverse individuals who:

  • Are a strong leader in their organization and/or community
  • Are motivated and interested in learning, self-discovery, community engagement, peer connections; and how to use this experience to build on their community trusteeship to work for the common good and serve the primary needs of others
  • Represent a cross-section of business, non-profits, and units of government, professions, ages, cultural perspectives, ethnic backgrounds, and geographical areas throughout the Grand Rapids community
  • Willing to commit to being on time and engaged in all LGR day sessions and assigned pre-work

For more information, please visit https://grandrapids.org/leadership-grand-rapids/ or contact Olivia Koster at (616) 771-0319 or olivia@grandrapids.org 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET

  • Application must include signature and approval from your employer/supervisor. If you are self-employed, please complete both commitment signatures. You will be prompted to complete this commitment at the end of the application.
  • An application fee of $50 is waived for the first week (March 18 - 22). After this, a $50 fee must be paid here in order to complete your application.
  • Following a completed written application, each applicant will be contacted in the beginning of May to schedule a 30-minute interview.
  • Selection decisions will be made in mid-June.