Apply today for Leadership Richardson Class XXXIV

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April 29, 2018
Applications due June 15, sponsorships available
Leadership Richardson is accepting applications for its next class, which will begin in September and go through May 2019.
The community leadership development program was created by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce in 1985, and its objectives are to:
•     Identify and motivate emerging community leaders
•     Acquaint participants with a local historical perspective and with current community dynamics
•     Assist participants in identifying and addressing community needs, issues and problems
•     Challenge participants to increase community leadership
•     Develop personal and organizational leadership skills
This nine-month program is a unique opportunity for participants to enhance their personal and organizational leadership as they relate to community trusteeship. Participants develop a community of professional contacts and friends while building leadership skills for their future.

On one Friday a month September through May, Leadership Richardson participants meet in all-day sessions that are a mixture of information, problem solving and interactive studies. Additionally, a fun welcome and orientation is at the beginning and a half-day closing session at the end. Sessions include:
• arts and cultural diversity
• business/eco development
• government
• health care
• public education
• public safety
• social services

Leadership Richardson requires a commitment of time including a once-a-month, full-day meeting, plus a leadership retreat in September. Candidates must live and/or work in Richardson or the Richardson ISD boundaries. Candidates who do not meet this requirement, but who are significantly involved in the Richardson community, should contact Kim Quirk at

Tuition is $1350 for members, $1500 for non-members. Tuition assistance is available.
For more information or to apply, visit

This year, the Richardson Chamber is launching a new opportunity for chamber members to officially sponsor Leadership Richardson, giving local companies and organizations an effective way to build visibility with current and potential civic leaders.
The following sponsorship levels for are now available:
 $500 level
• Logo on shirt
• Recognition via social media, LR collateral, Richardson Chamber communications
$1000 level
• All of the above plus
• Lunch sponsorship and speaking opportunity
$2500 level
• All of the above plus
• Company marketing materials at one event
• Social media blast
$5000 level
• All of the above plus
• Company marketing materials at every event
• Signage at every event
• Tickets to and speaking or video opportunity at graduation
For more information, contact Kim Quirk, executive director, or 972-792-2809
Kim Quirk, Leadership Richardson
(972) 792-2809