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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 22 students are selected for the program.

    2021 registration to open late Fall 2020.


    Sessions 2019/2020

    8:00 - 10:00 am at the Midwest Food Bank, 700 Erie Ave., unless otherwise stated

    Every Thursday morning beginning January 9th with an after hours meet & greet event on the 7th.


    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 22 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.



    Early Bird Discount (through November 29): $250 for Members, $300 for Non-Members
    Rate after November 29: $300 for Members, $350 for Non-Members

    Tuition covers all costs associated with the program including Strength Based Leadership book and online survey, long sleeve oxford shirt, refreshments, and one Rotary luncheon.

    Refunds (less $50 for administrative costs) for this program are only offered prior to January 3, 2020.


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