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Apply Today For the Class of '23

Join the Next Chautauqua Leadership Network Class

The CLN New Class Retreat will launch the class year. Members learn strategies for leadership and team work.


Due to overwhelming support & enthusiasm, the Class of 2023 is SOLD OUT!

Stay tuned… We may have a bigger, biggest class ever!

Applications received after November 14, 7:00p will be placed on a wait list.


Are You Ready to Join?

Applicants Should

  • Live and/or work in Chautauqua County
  • Show interest in building a better community in active control of its destiny
  • Possess the willingness to participate in a growing network of knowledgeable and trained leaders
  • Seek improvement of leadership development skills for career achievement or participation in community activities
  • Have support from their sponsoring organization to attend programming
  • Have the time to devote to the program and the training

~ Learn more about expectations for class applicants ~


Great for Participant and Employer

Participant Gains

A greater understanding of selected leadership competencies
A better understanding of self and personal leadership style
A new set of skilled peers and networking sources
Knowledge of Chautauqua County’s communities along with their assets and challenges

Employer Gains

An employee with knowledge gained in identified leadership competency areas
Employees with a better understanding of the community environment
Higher visibility through the company’s increased involvement in community affairs
Increased access to other community leaders and resources

Questions? Drop us a note.

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Application Instructions

  • The application overview must be signed by the candidate, any financial sponsor, and the candidate’s employer.
  • Class size is limited due to our commitment to provide high quality training and educational experiences to our members.
  • Limited scholarship opportunities for qualified candidates. Contact CLN to inquire details.
  • Please spend the time necessary to fully complete the application.

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Chautauqua Leadership Network
PO Box 298
Lakewood, NY 14750

Class of 2022
Class Year Schedule

CLN Orientation Retreat with Kirk Young and Kyle Reyes
Friday/Saturday – February 18-19
7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Chautauqua Harbor Hotel

Welcome Reception Class of 2022
Saturday, March 12
12 pm – 2 pm
Location TBD

Leadership Scavenger Hunt
Cindy Aronson
Thursday, March 17
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
National Comedy Center

Case Studies in Leadership
Craig Garass-Johnson
Wednesday, April 13
Park UMC

Panel Discussion
Tuesday, May 10
8 am – 12 pm
St Mary’s Church, Mayville

Difficult Conversations
Simone Sellstrom
Wednesday, June 15
1-5 pm
JCC South

Introduction to Leaders in Action
PD Committee
Tuesday, July 12
1 – 5 pm
21 Brix

Chautauqua Lecture
Theme: New Profiles in Courage
Misty Copeland
9 am – 1 pm
Chautauqua Institution

Leaders in Action Presentations
Tuesday, Sept. 13
8 am – 12 pm
Park UMC

Creative Leadership
Jane Fischer
Wednesday October 13
1-5 pm
Location TBD

Capstone and Celebration!
Tuesday, Nov. 8
1-5 pm
21 Brix

CLN Annual Meeting
December – TBD
4 pm
Location TBD