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Leadership Midland

Leadership Midland is a program initiated by the Midland Chamber of Commerce to develop community leaders.

Our community has grown by leaps and bounds and with that, the face of leadership has changed, as have the needs of our community.

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

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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.

Year One

Frequency

  • Meets one day per month
  • Classes are usually the 2nd Thursday of each month*
  • 9 AM to 4 PM from September to May

 

Curriculum

  • 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 both nonprofit organizations and government institutions that are purposed for increasing the quality of life.
  • From hospital tours to key infrastructure facilities, participants get a first-hand look at how each of these entities operates and the relationship each has with the other.
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Year Two

Frequency

  • Meets one day per month
  • Classes are usually the 2nd Wednesday of each month*
  • 9 AM - 12:30 PM from September to May

 

Curriculum

Consists of three elements:

  • Practical Leadership Training Sessions: Classroom-style instruction led by local leaders and leadership experts.
  • Current Community Issues: Discussion of timely, relevant concerns within our city. Issue experts are part of these conversations to provide a maximum amount of insight.
  • Community Involvement Presentation: Discussion and problem solving for community organizations stem from the class-led presentations over organizations class members are involved with. 
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Tuition

$1,200/year

billed annually

Tuition covers Year 1 transportation, lunches, and necessary supplies and fees incurred for the operation of the program for both class years. Tuition also aids the facilitation of the annual Kick-Off Party and Graduation Ceremony. 

During legislative years, tuition includes a trip to Austin during Chamber's Legislative Day's trip. The Leadership Midland class will have the opportunity to accompany a delegation of Midland and Odessa community members to advocate for our region at the State legislature. 

*Scholarships Available. Contact Christine Dooley for more information. 

Apply

Admission is highly competitive. Class size is 12 to 14 (maximum). Finalists will be required to undergo interviews. This selective process is meant to produce a dedicated leadership initiative.

Apply

Admission is highly competitive. Class size is 12 to 14 (maximum). Finalists will be required to undergo several interviews. This selective process is meant to produce a dedicated leadership initiative.

Application Timeline

Applications for the class of 2024 have closed. Please check back next Spring for the next round of applications.

Required Digital Materials

(in PDF or Word format)

  • Your resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Current Classes

Sponsorships

$2,500

Recognition: Public

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


Recognition:
 Class & Committee

  • Verbal recognition at 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)


Recognition: 
Other

  • 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 recipient will be notified of the donor’s gift.

$2,000

Commitment by West Texas National Bank

Recognition: Public

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

Recognition: Class & Committee

  • Verbal recognition during kick-off party​
  • Logo on kick-off invitations and party signage
  • Option to provide branded “swag” for kick-off party attendees (distribution method/location to be determined by Chamber)

Recognition: Other

  • Two (2) guest invitations to attend the kick-off party (September 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 recipient will be notified of the donor’s gift

$1,000

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)


Recognition:
 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


Recognition:
 Other

  • $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 Closed

A new committee application cycle will open in Spring 2023.

Program Sponsors

Bryant Family Foundation

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