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    Morton, IL 61550

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  • Leadership Morton

  • Welcome to Leadership Morton, an affordable, local leadership program designed to instill leadership skills through discussion and lectures from key leaders throughout Central Illinois. The Leadership Class will experience behind the scenes tours of several Morton businesses and government facilities.  Weekly sessions are from 8:00 - 10:00 am and only 20 students are selected for the program.

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    Sessions 2020/2021

    Class meets in the morning (8:00 - 10:00 AM) once a week starting in late-January through mid-March. There will be speakers on leadership topics, virtual tours of local Morton businesses, education about non-profit organizations, project on "Experience Morton" and engagement with the Morton community.  Program content and presentations will be based on the text "Strengths Based Leadership" by Tom Rath.
    All sessions will be virtual unless otherwise stated for business based on Restore IL guidelines.

    Program Mission and Goals

    The mission of Leadership Morton is to develop business and community leaders by cultivating skills, awareness, and engagement through intentional learning experiences for the continual betterment of the Village of Morton and our employers.

    The program identifies emerging leaders to protect the tradition of strong leadership for our community on a continuing basis by:

    • Developing informed, skilled and vigorous leadership capable of understanding community, organizational, and corporate issues, interpreting facts related to the issues and influencing decisions based upon these facts;
    • Preparing a number of committed individuals to assume responsible positions with non-profit, civic, citizen, and corporate organizations within the community; and
    • Providing participants with a broad understanding of public issues, workings of state and local government, civic challenges facing all of us, and the role the community and organizations play in problem solving.



    Participation in Leadership Morton is open to individuals who reside, work, or spend a majority of volunteer time in Morton. A maximum of 20 are selected annually for the program.



    Leadership Morton class members are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety and participate in all activities related to the program. The privilege of acceptance into the program carries a substantial responsibility to be present and punctual.

    It is understood that extenuating circumstances beyond a participant's control may impede attendance and punctuality. All class members must notify the Chamber Staff in advance if they are unable to attend a specific session in its entirety. Absence from any portion of the Leadership Morton program, may result in dismissal from the program.



    Through December 4: Early Bird Rate
    $200 for members, $300 for nonmembers
    After December 4:
    $300 for members, $350 for nonmembers
    Tuition covers costs associated with the program including the Strengths Based Leadership book and assessment, an array of speakers, Chamber Check to dine local, a Leadership Morton polo, and the Graduation ceremony with a support local twist.

    Refunds for this program (less $50 for administrative costs) are only offered prior January 8, 2021,  After January 8, no monies will be refunded.


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