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 22, 2019||Orientation|
|September 6/7, 2019||Opening Retreat|
|September 26, 2019||Leadership Day|
|October 10, 2019||Program Day|
|November 14, 2019||Program Day|
|December 12, 2019||Program Day|
|January 9, 2020||Program Day|
|January 23, 2020||Mid-Year Retreat|
|February 13, 2020||Challenge Day|
|March 12, 2020||Challenge Day|
|April 9, 2020||Challenge Day|
|May 14, 2020||Challenge Day|
|June 4, 2020||Year End Retreat|
|June 11, 2020||Graduation|
Program Attendance Commitment
The LGMC program starts in August 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 2020 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 April. 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 June and must confirm their acceptance.
Tuition for each participant is $3,600. If accepted into the program, tuition payment is due in full prior to July 15, 2019.
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.
Priority Application Deadline is April 15, 2019 (reduced Application Fee $25)
Final Application Deadline is May 1, 2019 (Application Fee $35)
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(Prior to April 15, 2019) $35(after April 15,2019) application fee payable to LGMC
- If requesting tuition assistance, the Scholarship Form must be electronically submitted promptly after your application.
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