Leadership Columbia Application

Applicant Information

Is this the first time you have applied for Leadership Columbia?(Required)
Are you a U.S. citizen?(Required)
Class Attendance Policy(Required)
Technology Policy(Required)
Applicant Agreement(Required)

Supporting Documents

Please attach a copy of your current resume, a letter of support from your direct supervisor, and a short essay document answering the following questions: 1) Describe a personal or professional goal you have set for yourself and the specific steps you took to achieve that goal. 2) What are your five- and ten-year goals? 3) Identify an issue in Columbia that needs to be changed and how you would go about changing this issue. 4) Which Chamber committee will you be willing to participate in upon completion of this program and why?
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, pages, Max. file size: 50 MB.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please attach a signed memo on company letterhead from your direct supervisor indicating that you have the full support of your organization in applying for Leadership Columbia and will be permitted to attend all scheduled classes and activities.
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, pages, Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please attach a document with short answers to the following questions: 1) Describe a personal or professional goal you have set for yourself and the specific steps you took to achieve that goal. 2) What are your five- and ten-year goals? 3) Identify an issue in Columbia that needs to be changed and how you would go about changing this issue. 4) Which Chamber committee will you be willing to participate in upon completion of this program and why?

Scholarship Application (if applicable)

Tuition scholarships are available only for those who cannot afford to participate without financial assistance. The following scholarships are available for 2023. Jose Lindner Scholarship: The Fair Missouri Foundation awards one scholarship in the name of Jose Lindner. Jose was the founder of Forum Development Group (now Lindner Properties) and a prominent businessperson in Columbia. He served as Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Board and as a Chamber Ambassador. Jose passed away in 2010. Women's Network Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded by Women's Network each year with the goal of offering leadership opportunities to women who would not otherwise have the means to participate. The recipient of this award must be a Women's Network member. To apply for one of these scholarships, please complete the following.
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