Leadership Evanston XXXI - 800+ Alumni

Thank you for your interest in applying to Leadership Evanston XXXI.
This year the program will begin Saturday, September 17, 2022. 
Applications will be accepted until Labor Day 9/5, 2022.  Applicants are asked to consider these requirements before submitting an application.
Leadership Evanston XXXI participants must
  • Currently live and/or work in Evanston.
  • Intend to remain in the Evanston area for at least five years.
  • Be able to attend all class sessions.  Participants may miss two sessions.
  • Be willing to spend four to six hours per month outside of class on a team project.
The program cost is $1,500
Financial assistance/scholarships are available.  Financial barrier will not exclude anyone accepted to the program.

Sessions for 2022-2023 Leadership Evanston will take place as follows:
Session I: ZOOM     3 PM -5 PM 
Session II: In-person 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM Lunch optional) 

September 9/17  SATURDAY MORNING RETREAT: Only Required Weekend Date
October 10/13 and 10/27
November Team Check in 11/7 – 11/11 (as scheduled) and 11/17
December 12/1 and 12/15
January 1/12 and 1/26
February 2/9 and 2/23
March 3/9 and 3/23
April 4/13 and 4/27
May 5/11 and 5/25
June 6/8 Graduation
We will follow safe practices and follow CDC guidelines. We have designed an updated Hybrid model which will include a combination of online and full group convening. 
We will be meeting in person with the larger group once a month from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (lunch optional until 1:00 PM.) 
Home Base: The cohort will be assigned to a small discussion group and meet one hour per month which will then become the LEXXXI Team Project group.


 

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Gender Pronouns

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* 3. Race/Ethnicity (self identified)

Because we strive to ensure that the Leadership Evanston class reflects Evanston’s diversity, we ask you to specify your age, gender, race and/or ethnic identity.

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* 5. I live in Evanston.

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* 6. I work in Evanston.

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* 7. Years living and/or working in Evanston.

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* 8. Can you attend all the Leadership Evanston sessions?

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* 9. Do you expect to be living and/or working in Evanston in five years?      

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* 10. If you answered NO to either #8 or #9, please explain here.

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* 11. Name the volunteer or civic organizations in which you have been involved in Evanston or elsewhere, including city, educational, neighborhood, faith-based, business, union, and professional organizations.  Identify positions you have held and approximate dates.

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* 12. Describe your most significant accomplishments in any of these affiliations.
    

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* 13. Describe your community engagement and its importance to you.

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* 14. Describe your current career, work, or most recent responsibilities.

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* 15. What are your personal qualities that you would bring to the cohort?

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* 16. What skills would you like to further develop to become an effective and engaged community leader?

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* 18. What do you feel and think are the three most important issues facing Evanston in 2022-2023?

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* 19. What do you hope to gain from your Leadership Evanston experience? After you complete this program, how do you envision you will use your leadership skills and experience in the community?

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* 20. How did you get interested in participating in Leadership Evanston?

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* 21. Please add any comments you feel are important for us to know about you and your interest in the LE XXX! Leadership Year.

Once you send in your application, you will be contacted for a small group, one-hour group conversation to review expectations, understand program details, and answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact ua at any time as we move forward.

Thank you for your interest. Leadership Evanston appreciates your commitment to our community.

Karli Butler
Director of Leadership and Training
Evanston Community Foundation
www.evanstonforever.org
butler@evanstonforever.org

Jennifer G. Moran
Co-facilitator, Leadership Evanston
Evanston Community Foundation
www.evanstonforever.org
moran@evanstonforever.org

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