2021 Application

Thank you for your interest in the Reno + Sparks Leadership Program scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021.

For thirty five years, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce has provided local professionals with a comprehensive overview of the issues, opportunities, and challenges facing our community. Topics include but are not limited to: education, economic development, arts and culture, social services, criminal justice, media and marketing, public safety, and infrastructure. 

Eligibility Criteria:

The Reno + Sparks Leadership (LRS) Program seeks applicants who have:

•  The commitment and that of his/her employer to attend all scheduled sessions; each session is held on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, dates listed below:

~May 12th
~June 9th
~July 14th
~August 11th
~September 8th
~October 13th
~November 10th
~December 8th

•  Each applicant must be a member of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce no later than April 14th, 2021; and
•  Each applicant must be at least 25 years of age on or before January 1st , 2021

Application and Selection Process:

•  The completed APPLICATION and Supervisor's recommendation are used to determine selection;
•  The APPLICATION must be submitted online no later than 5:00 PM on April 15th, 2021; and
•  Each applicant will be notified of his/her acceptance no later than April 30th, 2021.

Payment:

•  Tuition for the LRS Program is $2,200.00 and includes the costs of the orientation, program materials for eight (8) workshops, lunches, snacks, the graduation event and graduation plaque.
•  Payment is due no later than May 1, 2021 by credit card or check made payable to: Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce. Please call 775.636.9550 to pay with a credit card.

Graduation:

•  In order to successfully graduate from the LRS Program, each participant must complete all scheduled sessions; there is no make-up option; more than two (2) absences will prevent graduation from the program.
•  The last session and graduation ceremony will be conducted on December 8th, 2021.

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* 1. Personal Information

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* 2. Current Employment

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* 3. Briefly describe your current professional responsibilities. 

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* 4. Do you require special accommodations or accessibility accommodations?

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* 5. Please note any food allergies as lunch and snacks will be served during each session:

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* 6. In no more than 100 words, please describe your particular interest in the Reno + Sparks Leadership program:

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* 7. How will other participants in the Reno + Sparks Leadership Program of 2021 benefit from your participation in the program?

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* 8. Please describe your most significant professional accomplishment and how it contributed to your current or prior organization:

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* 9. Please describe what you consider to be three (3) significant challenges or opportunities facing our community:

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* 10. Please identify any boards or community activities you are involved with on a volunteer basis:

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* 11. My employer understands and supports my commitment to the policies and requirements of the Reno+Sparks Leadership Program.  Please send your immediate supervisor's letter of support to asilver@thechambernv.org or mail to the Chamber, Attention Ann Silver, CEO.

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* 12. Employer Information:

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* 13. I understand that if accepted into the program, my conduct is a reflection of my employer, the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce and its Reno+SParks Leadership Program. I will conduct myself respectfully and professionally at all times.

RELEASE
I authorize the release of any participant/personal property photographs or video taken only for commemorating and promoting the Reno+Sparks Leadership Program.  I understand the goals and commitment of the Reno+Sparks Leadership Program, and if selected, will devote the time necessary to complete the program.  If I choose to withdraw or am requested to withdraw from the program, my tuition will not be refunded in part or in whole after March 10th, 2021.

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My e-signature below indicates my commitment and understanding of the attendance policy and tuition requirements of the Leadership Reno-Sparks program.

Contact Information:

Ann Silver, CEO
Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce
4065 S. Virginia St. STE 101
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 636.9550
asilver@thechambernv.org
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