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The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy is offered to representatives of member businesses and organizations and is designed to prepare a select group of qualified candidates for future leadership roles in the Aurora area.

This year's program will focus on the unique strengths of our community, including the unique positioning and potential of the Aurora region, and will highlight discussions on community and economic development, local government and cultural diversity, as well as civil and social services.

This 2023 Leadership Academy will be facilitated by Dr. William A. "Bill" Marzano, retired higher education administrator with Waubonsee Community College. 

One Presenting Sponsorship is available for the program this year. In addition to the Presenting Sponsorship, several levels of sponsorship are available for the Graduation Luncheon at the close of the program. Leadership is a prestigious program in the Greater Aurora Area and has produced over 800 graduates who have gone on to key leadership roles. These sponsorships are an excellent opportunity to align your brand with future leaders and the future success of the Aurora area. 

Thirty hours of class time, over the course of 10 sessions plus an orientation/kick off and a graduation luncheon, Leadership Academy will focus on personal and professional development of the participants through a personality inventory identification and leadership development.

  • Friday, August 25 - Orientation & Academy Kick Off
  • Friday, Sept 8 - Session 1 (Community Overview & Renewal)
  • Friday, Sept 15 - Session 2 (Healthcare)
  • Friday, Sept 22 - Session 3 (Municipal Government Village of North Aurora)
  • Friday, Sept 29 - Session 4 (Municipal Government and Services, City of Aurora)
  • Friday, Oct 6 - Session 5 (Sustainability)
  • Friday, Oct 13 - Session 6 (Philanthropy)
  • Friday, Oct 20 - Session 7 (Higher Education)
  • Friday, Oct 27 - Session 8 (Public Service and Safety)
  • Friday, Nov 3 - Session 9 (Manufacturing & Workforce Development)
  • Thursday, Nov 9- Session 10 (Entertainment & Recreation)
  • Friday, Nov 17 - Leadership Academy Graduation 

Established in 1979, the Aurora Chamber's Leadership Academy has a rich history of providing confidence, knowledge, professionalism, and strong leadership skills that not only benefit the attendee, but also their employers. The goal is simple: to create a development opportunity for participants to serve and enhance themselves, their employers, and the community.
Over the past 44 years, nearly 900 community leaders have participated in the program. Many have gone on to lead local businesses and organizations. Some have gone on to public office. All have left their mark on the community.

Leadership Academy Presenting Sponsor
This EXCLUSIVE sponsorship includes: Academy listed as "Presented By [Company]", Opportunity to present to the participants, Promotion throughout the 12 week run of the Academy in email and on social media, logo included on printed items and documents for the Academy, Logo included on gift to participants, Recognition during Graduation Luncheon, Included in class announcement press release, Opportunity to write a guest blog and Featured in a Something Brewing at the Chamber episode.
Availability: In stock
Graduation Lunch Silver Sponsor
This sponsorship includes: Logo on display at event, Inclusion on promotional materials, Inclusion on a Facebook post highlighting all sponsors, Registration List, Logo on the event landing page, Recognition at event, 4 Tickets
Graduation Lunch Bronze Sponsor
This sponsorship includes: Logo on the event landing page, Recognition at event, Logo on display during event, 2 Tickets
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