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  • Leadership Keweenaw:

    To be a leader, you must first know yourself, then your community. Leadership Keweenaw is the ideal program for preparing our leaders of tomorrow. This programs builds our leadership talent to positively impact our economy, environment, and society.

    This Program will provide you with the steps to design your life, create a roadmap of your goals, and hear from leaders in the community who are experts in various fields. The Program has a component focused on the Design Your Life program, the New York Times best selling book on how to build a well lived life. It also aims to integrate participants into our community.

    Program Requirements:

    Participants are required to attend all sessions and complete any and all assignments. Leadership Keweenaw Program sessions are typically held on the third Thursday of each month, except for February (see program schedule for specific dates). The program concludes with a graduation program.

    To successfully complete the Leadership Keweenaw program and graduate, participants are required to:

    • Attend a minimum of 5 full-day sessions

    • Complete any and all homework assignments (whether a session is missed or not)

    Acceptance into the Leadership Keweenaw Program:

    The Leadership Keweenaw Committee thoughtfully considers information submitted by applications, and carefully selects a diverse group of applicants to create a class representing the business community, the arts, education, religion, government and community based organizations.

    The program is limited to 20 participants each year. Applications must be accompanied by a $250 tuition deposit to be considered complete. If you are not accepted into the program, you are encouraged to apply again in a subsequent year.

    Program Tuition:

    Tuition for the Leadership Keweenaw Program is $250 if you work for a Chamber member business. Non-chamber members have a set tuition of $400.

    The tuition covers all instruction, activities, program materials, meals, and graduation expenses.

  • Application Instructions:

    1) Fully complete all sections of the Leadership Keweenaw Application.

    2) Return all materials and $250 tuition (Chamber Member), or $400 (Non-Chamber Member) deposit to the Portage Lake Enrichment Foundation office no later than January 10, 2019.

                     i. Via mail to: Leadership Keweenaw Program, c/o Portage Lake Enrichment Foundation 902 College Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931

                    ii. Via email: info@keweenaw.org

    2019 Program Schedule:

    January 17, 2019

    February 28, 2019

    March 21, 2019

    April 18, 2019

    May 16, 2019


    Thank you for your interest in Leadership Keweenaw.

    A program of the Portage Lake Enrichment Foundation of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce.

  • Leadership Keweenaw Application Form 
    When the form is completed, the form will need to be printed/saved to mail/email to the Keweenaw Chamber


    For additional information, please contact the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce at 906-482-5240 or email info@keweenaw.org