Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber Leadership Program


The Leadership Coeur d’Alene Program has been designed to create a learning environment that provides members with opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge of the community and its leadership. The program facilitates a platform that enhances members’ professional network, promotes the exchange of ideas,and inspires members to seek out new service opportunities in the community.

Leadership Coeur d’Alene Purpose:

  • To identify citizens of the area who have demonstrated the potential for leadership.
  • To provide information which will develop knowledge and understanding of our community, its complexities, and its potential.
  • To create an opportunity for participants to meet and exchange ideas with current community/area leaders.
  • To motivate participants to pursue leadership roles in the community.
  • To provide participants an opportunity to network and discuss issues in an informal learning environment.

Selection Criteria

Participation in Leadership Coeur d’Alene is open to persons living and working in the greater Coeur d’Alene area. A maximum of twenty-six individuals will be appointed to participate in the program. Since the number of appointments to Leadership Coeur d’Alene is limited, applicants who are not selected are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years. Participants will be chosen by the Leadership Coeur d’Alene Selection Committee based upon the information completed on this application and a follow-up interview.

The Committee will be seeking representation from a cross section of the community. The leaders and potential leaders will be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government and community-based organizations and will reflect the diversity of the community.

Applicants must have the full support of the organization or corporation they represent. Attendance at retreats and monthly sessions is mandatory. Those who fail to attend may be asked to withdraw with no refund of tuition.

Application Instructions 

Please complete each section fully. Deadline for submission is December 29, 2023. This application should take approximately 20 – 30 minutes to complete.


Begin with high school, college(s), advanced degrees and/or specialized training.



List previous employment in reverse chronological order: (Include active military duty.)


Include community, civic, religious, political, government, social, athletic, or other activities.


One of the goals of LEADERSHIP COEUR D’ALENE is to build a network of community leaders who can enhance their problem-solving and other leadership abilities through shared perspectives and working together.


To graduate from LEADERSHIP COEUR D’ALENE, a participant is expected to attend all sessions. Orientation / Ice Breaker - This is an evening session held in March. One full weekday each month - March through December. Planning Retreat - One full day in January. Leadership Graduation - An evening program in February. Outside Activities - Each class plans social activities and other community involvement and service events throughout the year. Be prepared to participate. Active involvement in the planning of at least two sessions with a committee that will be decided at the January retreat. These planning sessions take place in the year following the class experience. I understand the purpose of the LEADERSHIP COEUR D’ALENE program. If selected, I will devote the time and resources necessary to complete the program. Even though emergencies do arise, any participant missing more than one session, for whatever reason, may be asked to withdraw from the program and no portion of the tuition shall be refunded. I understand the above commitments and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.
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If accepted into the LEADERSHIP COEUR D’ALENE program, you or your employer/sponsor will be billed for the tuition fee which covers all program costs, including meals at the orientation, retreat, and graduation ceremony. Tuition is $1,200.00 and must be paid in full prior to the first session. There will be (2) $850 tuition rates for individuals working for Non-Profit Organizations.


This application has the approval of this organization, and the applicant has our full support which includes the time required to participate in the program.
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