Leadership Shiawassee

Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Baker College

Developing Business and Community Leaders
A partnership of the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce and Baker College of Owosso

Leadership. . . what is it and do I have it? Webster defines the term "lead" as, "to show the way, or direct the course of by going before, to conduct and to guide". Leadership Shiawassee exemplifies this definition and provides a mechanism to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for today's leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow's workplace and community. Good leaders know the importance of lifelong learning and networking. Leadership Shiawassee provides both by connecting you with emerging and established leaders who will provide their expertise to the program. These community leaders represent business, education, healthcare, government and human service sectors.

Leadership Shiawassee is a nine-month program, meeting monthly at a variety of locations. You will learn leadership principles, skill sets and how to apply them to your career and community service. The total program runs from September to May each year.


Candidates for the program are present or emerging leaders from the Shiawassee area's diverse community. To qualify, a candidate must have demonstrated leadership qualities in his or her profession and/or community and a willingness to contribute to the community's future.

Up to 26 individuals will be selected for the 2017-18 program. Candidates may enroll themselves or be sponsored by their employer, a community organization, or other recognized agency. The graduating class of the 2018 program will join an elite group of 435 leaders who have embraced leadership roles in area organizations, advanced their careers, and emerged as prepared, respected leaders in our community.


Tuition for Leadership Shiawassee is $825.00 for Chamber Members. Tuition may be paid by the employer, sponsoring organization, or by the participant. Tuition covers instruction, book, materials, refreshments, meals, trips, and graduation.


To apply, please complete the registration form and mail with payment or register online with credit card payment.   All checks should be made payable to The Chamber Foundation.

Leadership Shiawassee
C/O Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce
215 North Water Street
Owosso, MI 48867

See the links below for the registration form and official brochure:
2017-18 LS Information Brochure
2017-18 Confidential Application
2017-18 LS Class Schedule

The current registration and payment deadline is August 25, 2017. Refunds will be made for cancellations less an $80.00 administrative fee through September 8, 2017. Sorry, no refunds after September 8.