Each session incorporates a full day of activities which may include a combination of presentations, tours, discussions, training, simulation, and more. The sessions run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Participants will be allowed to miss one full day, either excused or unexcused. Tardiness or leaving early will be considered as half day of absence.
To be eligible for graduation, all participants are required to be part of a class project and attend the opening session. The 2013 - 2014 Greater Burlington Leadership schedule is listed below.
September 18, 2013 - Opening Session, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Session Sponsored by: TD & T Financial Group, P.C.
Location: Greater Burlington Partnership
The opening session will be filled with networking and interpersonal skills, personality assessments and teamwork. An evening reception will be provided to continue getting to know your classmates.
October 9, 2013 - Workforce - Session Sponsored by: KPI Concepts
Learn how the community is meeting the needs of our current employers’ workforce issues. Discuss the challenges Greater Burlington faces in developing the skill set of our workforce to meet industry needs. When a new industry relocates to Greater Burlington, is our workforce ready? Are we able to meet their needs? What are the future trends of the workforce in Greater Burlington?
November 13, 2013 - Education - Session Sponsored by: PPG
Understand the challenges of education and how working as a community we can improve and enhance the community. Learn more about education issues through open discussion with area educators.
December 11, 2013 - Economic Development - Session Sponsored by: CNH
Tour Greater Burlington industries and hear from those who work day to day in those industries. You will gain insight on how companies are retained and brought to Greater Burlington.
January 8, 2013 - Local Government
January 21 - 22, 2014 - Great River Region Days
Location: Des Moines
Meet local and state government officials and gain an understanding of their roles in shaping our community by attending Great River Region Days, a visit to the state capitol. Greater Burlington Leadership will take part in the activities alongside area leaders of Des Moines, Lee, Henry and Louisa counties.
February 19, 2014 - Agriculture
Discover how agriculture plays a key role in the local economy. Learn how technology has changed agriculture and the impact it has on the daily operations of area agriculture facilities.
March 12, 2014 - Healthcare - Session Sponsored by: Great River Health Systems
Learn how the workplace is affected by several hot button issues including aging generations in the workplace, worker shortages in the healthcare industry, costs of healthcare and government reimbursement, and community resources that are available.
April 9, 2014 - Public Safety
Understand the challenges of public safety in the area and how local law enforcement deals with the changing environment. Learn more about what new opportunities law enforcement officials utilize.
May 14, 2014 - Environment - Session Sponsored by: Klingner and Associates
Experience what Greater Burlington has to offer and the challenges our local environment faces. Hear about the impact of the environment on our quality of life.
May 21, 2014 - Graduation, 6 PM - Sponsored by: Refreshment Services Pepsi
Leadership participants will be recognized by invited guests, employers and community leaders.