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Leadership Midland

After many years of hosting Leadership Midland as a two-year program, we are excited to announce that we’re taking a new step to grow our program.

Leadership Midland will return to its roots as a traditional one-year program, continuing to offer the first-rate community education and immersion it has been known for since its inception in 1979.

Additionally, we will expand the class size so more Midlanders can take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Midland and strengthen their foundation within the community. If you’ve always wanted to participate, now is your chance! Applications are available by clicking 'Apply Now' below!

With over 1,300 graduates, the footprints of this program can be seen throughout Midland.


The second year of Leadership Midland has historically focused on advanced leadership lessons, and we’re not saying goodbye to that piece. Instead, we are creating a new standalone program, L.E.A.D., with a more vigorous curriculum and incorporating new training.

Participants will Learn, Empower, Apply, and Develop. This new program will be the gold standard of leadership training in the Permian Basin and the perfect next step for those seeking more extraordinary leadership tools for making a positive impact in their community, organizations, and the lives of others.

An official rollout will take place in 2025. Stay tuned!

Program Overview

Our program is the most engaging and comprehensive leadership tool to date. Whatever you have heard about Leadership Midland in the past, this is much more -- more knowledge, more commitment, more achievement.



  • Meets one day per month
  • Classes are usually the 2nd Thursday of each month*
  • 8 AM to 5 PM from September to May



  • Focuses on familiarizing students with the various agencies that provide services to our community.
  • Site visits help students become aware of the roles, challenges, and impact of nonprofit organizations and government institutions that are purposed to increase the quality of life.
  • From hospital tours to key infrastructure facilities, participants get a first-hand look at how each entity operates and its relationship with the others.




Tuition covers transportation, lunches, necessary supplies, and program operating fees. It also facilitates the annual Orientation Retreat and Graduation Ceremony. 

*Scholarships Available. Contact Emily Waldrop for more information. 


Admission is highly competitive. Class size is 30 to 55 as we hope to continue to impact a larger portion of our community members.

Applications Open

Applications for the class of 2025 are now open. Applications will close May 3rd at 5:00 PM.

Required Digital Materials

(in PDF or Word format)

  • Your resume
  • One letter of recommendation
Member Testimonials_Slideshow Graphics3

Current Classes



Recognition: Public

  • Logo on Chamber’s Leadership Midland website page
  • ​Social media posts following graduation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn (logo included) 

 Class & Committee

  • Verbal recognition at the graduation ceremony
  • ​Logo on graduation invitations, program, tickets, and signage at the ceremony
  • Option to provide branded “swag” for graduation attendees (distribution method/location to be determined by Chamber)


  • Two (2) tickets to attend the annual graduation ceremony (May of each year)
  • First right of refusal for subsequent year (within Chamber-designated timeline)
  • $500 of sponsorship will be made available as a scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the donor’s gift.


Recognition: Public

  • Logo on Chamber’s Leadership Midland website page 
  • Recognition in Chamber’s “Business Matters” page in the MRT (two times/year – during application cycle and class announcement)
  • Social media posts following sponsored day on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn (logo included)

 Class (selected day)

  • Verbal recognition during daily welcome
  • Logo on program print materials (agenda and speaker brochure)
  • Option to provide branded “swag” for selected class day


  • $150 of sponsorship will be made available as a scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be notified of the donor’s gift.

NOTE: Leadership Midland sponsor packages do NOT include sponsor recognition during Midland-Odessa Legislative Days. Participation in Legislative Days is included with the program curriculum; however, that event is produced in partnership with the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Therefore, sponsorships are sold separately.

Alumni Information

Note: Leadership Midland Alumni Communications are for program alumni only. Requests to join group communications (emails, Facebook group, etc.) by anyone who has not completed the program will be denied.

Committee Application

Applications Open

April 3, 2024
Committee service to begin June 2024

Program Sponsors

Bryant Family Foundation

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