SIGNATURE LEADERSHIP

Leadership SBM’s Signature Program is the longest running leadership program in Indiana with over 2,000 alumni & almost 80 community projects in the last 10 years alone. For 50 years, we’ve helped individuals recognize their leadership potential, hone their skills and gain a better understanding of servant leadership.

Signature Leadership offers participants a transformative 9-month journey of community based leadership development. What that means is you will acquire invaluable insights into the rich history and life of St. Joseph County. You will hear from local leaders and changemakers while honing your leadership abilities in collaborative teamwork alongside a cohort of professionals from our local community.

Whether you are new to the area, or have lived here “forever”, Signature Leadership is an appropriate next step for those who are committed to learning and practicing servant leadership within their workplace and community.

 

 

“LEADERSHIP GAVE ME A CHANCE TO GROW AS A PERSON THROUGH HEARING DIRECTLY FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND REFLECTING ON HEAVY, EYE-OPENING TOPICS.”

Program Highlights

  • 10-month community immersion program with each program day focusing on a theme of importance to our community
  • Program year runs September to May
  • 2 Day Kick-off Retreat
  • One full day meeting per month
  • Program Days held in locations across St. Joseph County
  • 40-45 cohort members from diverse industries and backgrounds
  • Learn and practice leadership skills and competencies
  • Complete a community impact project
  • Network with colleagues from varied industries and organizations in St. Joe County
  • Tuition Fee of $2500 due Sept. 12th, limited scholarships available.

 

Acceptance to the Signature Program includes a competitive application process consisting of a written application, a letter of recommendation, and when necessary, an interview

We strive to recruit a class that represents diversity of thought, age, industry, racial, and ethnic background.

Please submit letter of recommendation to Greyson Papp at [email protected].

Those chosen for Class 51 will be notified in early August 2024. Please note, the cohort begins with a mandatory two-day retreat Sept. 19-20, 2024. Mark your calendar!

 

2024
Thurs., Sept. 12 Orientation 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m.
Thurs, Sep. 19 Opening Retreat
Day 1
Fri, Sep. 20 Opening Retreat
Day 2
Thurs, Oct. 17 History: Past, Present, and Future
Thurs, Nov. 14 Adversity & Community Health
Thurs., Dec. 12 Economic Development & Community Planning
2025
Thurs, Jan. 16 Government & Collaboration
Thurs, Feb. 13 Community Justice
Thurs, Mar. 13 Education & Arts
Thurs, Apr. 17 Project Presentations
Thurs, May 8 Closing Retreat
Thurs, May 22 Commencement

Acceptance to the Signature Program includes a competitive application process consisting of a written application, a letter of recommendation, and when necessary, an interview

We strive to recruit a class that represents diversity of thought, age, industry, racial, and ethnic background.

Please submit letter of recommendation to Greyson Papp at [email protected] by July 25th.

Applications Due July 25th!

Those chosen for Class 51 will be notified in early August 2024. Please note, the cohort begins with a mandatory two-day retreat Sept. 19-20, 2024. Mark your calendar!

 

2024
Thurs., Sept. 12 Orientation 4:00p.m.-5:30p.m.
Thurs, Sep. 19 Opening Retreat
Day 1
Fri, Sep. 20 Opening Retreat
Day 2
Thurs, Oct. 17 History: Past, Present, and Future
Thurs, Nov. 14 Adversity & Community Health
Thurs., Dec. 12 Economic Development & Community Planning
2025
Thurs, Jan. 16 Government & Collaboration
Thurs, Feb. 13 Community Justice
Thurs, Mar. 13 Education & Arts
Thurs, Apr. 17 Project Presentations
Thurs, May 8 Closing Retreat
Thurs, May 22 Commencement

Signature Class 51 Application

Instructions

As this is a competitive selection process, please do your best to answer the following questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.
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