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Grow with Leadership Jackson



The Leadership Jackson program is designed to enhance leadership skills for individual growth, organizational improvement, and increased community effectiveness.

Leadership Jackson takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from September to March with graduation in April. The sessions are from 8 - 11 am at the Baker College Welcome Center (day and time are subject to change). Light breakfast and coffee are provided during each session.

$650 for Chamber members if paid in advance by August 17, 2018
$750 for Chamber members if paid after August 17, 2018

Download the 208-2019 Registration Form here

Sponsor: 30-day cancellation notice to be given to Chamber to receive a refund
No refunds are given for cancellation after August 17, 2018

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Why register for the Leadership Jackson?

  • To gain a heightened awareness concerning the Jackson community, its needs and issues
  • Enhance your desire to become a community steward
  • To create personal goals which will allow you to reflect and assess leadership concepts and skills for your future development

Why send your staff to Leadership Jackson?

This will allow you to provide challenging, growth-oriented and rewarding opportunities for your employees. Your business will see a return on investment from employees who are Leadership Jackson graduates.

Your employees are worth this investment!

Expectations of Leadership Jackson participants

To get the most out of your Leadership Jackson experience, participants are required to participate in certain activities between September and March that are meant to benefit them in the learning process. 

• Required attendance at all class sessions
 (Two 3 hour sessions per month for 7 months)*

Required Participation
• Attend an Off The Clock 
• Attend one other Chamber event
• Attend one Chamber of Commerce Board meeting. Must RSVP to attend.
• Attend a County Commission meeting 
• Attend one Jackson City Council meeting**
• Work with a mentor 
• Class Service Project
* Be Active in a nonprofit following completion of Leadership Jackson

Choose 3 of 5 to Complete
• Attend a local service club meeting
• Attend a Toastmasters session
• Become Jackson Certified 
• Communicate with a local elected official
• Volunteer at a Chamber event 

*Two excused absences will be allowed with a required assignment. 
**Or Township/Village meeting in which you reside.

Contact (517) 782-8221 for more information.

Community Service Projects 

The Leadership Jackson Alumni Committee would like to invite Jackson County Chamber Member Nonprofit to be a part of our 38th Leadership Jackson Class running fall of 2018 through spring of 2019. Leadership Jackson is the professional development program of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and aims to prepare individuals for leadership roles in various business, civic, citizen and nonprofit organizations within the Jackson community. Our last session of Leadership Jackson saw the introduction of Community Service Projects to our class requirements. Participants put in a total of nearly 400 volunteer hours combined and about $35,000 raised in cash donation and material donation for 3 area non-profits. We are seeking proposal for projects for this year's class to take part in. Below is a list of questions that will help provide information on the proposed project and your organization. This info will be used for our review and for the class in the choosing of their project. The aim of the project is to give the participants an opportunity to learn and participate in the inner workings of a nonprofit to make them a stronger leader in our Jackson community.

Download Request For Proposal Here