Thank you for your interest in LGMC. We are delighted you are considering applying for this program.
Changes and challenges in McHenry County underscore the need for capable and informed leaders from every sector of our community. Leadership Greater McHenry County (LGMC) is the area’s premier leadership program designed to help educate professionals to gain the knowledge and access they need to be inspired to actively participate as civic leaders throughout our county.
LGMC Invites Applicants Who
- Are leaders (or emerging leaders) in their organization.
- Are residents, or work in McHenry County.
- Are ready to fully commit to a dynamic ten-month program.
Each year, 32 McHenry County leaders from all sectors of the community are selected for our ten-month program dedicated to educating and inspiring them to engage in community leaders. It takes a committed individual to want to learn more about the community in order to positively shape its future. For a leader to know it's a right fit, one needs to have a clear understanding of expectations.
|August 23, 2018||Orientation|
|September 7/8, 2018||Opening Retreat|
|September 27, 2018||Leadership Day|
|October 11, 2018||Program Day|
|November 8, 2018||Program Day|
|December 13, 2018||Program Day|
|January 10, 2019||Program Day|
|January 24, 2019||Mid-Year Retreat|
|February 14, 2019||Challenge Day|
|March 14, 2019||Challenge Day|
|April 11, 2019||Challenge Day|
|May 9, 2019||Challenge Day|
|June 6, 2019||Year End Retreat|
|June 13, 2019||Graduation|
Program Attendance Commitment
The LGMC program starts in September and runs through mid-June. Mandatory classes convene once a month preceded by an Orientation and two-day Retreat in September. (See class dates).
Because the LGMC program is a ten-month commitment, organizations must agree to support their employees by allowing them the time to participate.
As part of the application process candidates and their employers are required to complete a Commitment Form to ensure clarity of expectations.
Selection Process and Criteria
The The Class of 2019 will be selected through an interview process conducted by members of the Alumni Selection Committee. The maximum number of candidates selected is 32. All candidates will be scheduled for a 45 minutes interview beginning in May. Participants will be selected based on their commitment to community and personal leadership aspirations. The selection committee will carefully consider diversity to assure the program and community are fairly represented. Applicants will be notified of acceptance in early July.
Tuition for each participant is $3,600. If accepted into the program, tuition payment is due in full prior to Orientation, August 23, 2018.
LGMC is able to offer a limited amount of financial assistance through scholarships. LGMC does not grant 100% scholarship. As a participant you are expected to pay a portion of the tuition. Payment plans are available.
If you are requesting tuition assistance complete the Scholarship Form, and submit at time of application. All applications for assistance are confidential.
Are you ready to take the next step toward a life-changing year?
If your answer is YES, the next step is to complete the application. Proceed to Step 1.
Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018
Apply to the LGMC program as outlined below:
- Complete and electronically submit the application at the bottom of this page
- Mail a non-refundable $25 application fee payable to LGMC (mailing information on the left)
- If requesting tuition assistance complete the Scholarship Form and submit with your application fee.
Once your application is received an interview will be scheduled. Prior to your interview submit the following:
- Two reference letters; one professional and one personal
- The LGMC Commitment Form