• Leadership Institute

  • The Leadership Institute Program is designed to challenge and engage leaders in professional and personal growth while inspiring an entrepreneurial spirit in building a better community.

    Participants register in July/August prior to the start of the 10 month program.  There is a required commitment to participating in the program for one day a month for 10 months.  The first month also includes an evening program with meals and overnight accommodations at the Homestead Resort  in Midway, Utah.

    Individuals interested in participating must complete an application, commit to attending all ten sessions, and provide a letter of support from their employer.  You must attend 80% of the sessions to graduate.  Registration for the year closes by August 15th.  Program sessions are as follows:   

    September  Kicking Off Event – Orientation/Team Building
    October  “Winning with Teams”
    November “How Leaders Engage – Community Services and Paying it Forward”
    December “People First – Customers, Community & Employees”
    January “Business Health – Relevance and Viability through Continuous Improvements”
    February “Politically Speaking – Legislative Impact on Policy”
    March “Civic Leadership in Action – Township, City and County Government”
    "Strategic Planning"
    May “Military Leadership – Utah National Guard and Utah Air National Guard”
    June “Project Leadership" & Leadership Institute Graduation

    What attendees are saying from the 2017/2018 program:

    "Leadership Institute has inspired my leadership style and taught me the power of people."

    "It is richly rewarding to be able to get inside of prominent businesses, government, and other community organization to learn leadership principles and techniques."

    "When you participate in Leadership Institute, something starts inside of you - you become a factor of change in every environment, you learn to see opportunities and you have the courage to go for them."

    "Participating in Leadership Institute has helped me break free from insecurities, weaknesses, and will ultimately help me grow and develop into a stronger and more confident person!"

    "The engagement with others has brought my leadership to a new level & sparked interest in brainstorming ways to get involved with the community.  This was the best learning experience I've been apart of in a long time."

    "Even though I've been involved with other leadership organizations in the past, this has been the best leadership training I've been a part of.  I'm impressed with the quality of the guests, companies, leadership, and diversity and it was just what I needed."


    What attendees shared from the 2016/2017 program:

    “I feel like this program helped me take the next step in maturity both professional and personally.  I have made what I hope to be lifelong friends.”

    “I would highly recommend this program for anyone looking to develop leadership skills as this program has been invaluable to my progress as a leader.”

    “The Leadership Institute was one of the best development experiences I’ve ever completed.”

    “This program is a must do!  I would recommend it to anyone as a great training experience.”

    “The exposure to many types of businesses and government organizations provided a wide variety and wonderful insights to develop leadership skills.  Our organization will definitely recommend individuals to participate in future institute opportunities.” 


    Registration Includes:  10 one day programs, overnight accommodations with meals at the Homestead Resort, continental breakfast and lunch at each session, two leadership books, journal, new phone-a-friend network, and a lifetime of memories.



    • $925 if register prior to August 15th and a ChamberWest Member
    • $1025 after August 15th and for ChamberWest Non-Members
  • Leadership Institute Board of Trustees

    Board of Trustees is responsible for creating and executing the curriculum and program.
    Clint Jensen
    Granger-Hunter Improvement District
    General Manager
    Clyde Marshall
    Perspicacity, LLC
    Facilitation Services Provider
    Paul Howard
    Chick-fil-A West Valley
    Barbara Riddle
    Proudly representing the business communities of West Valley City, City of Taylorsville, West Jordan City, and Kearns areas. We create opportunities to CONVENE as business, civic, and political leaders. We are a CATALYST for positive change and a CHAMPION for local business.  Joining ChamberWest will increase your exposure and provide access to educational networking opportunities for you and staff.  It demonstrates to your customers and employees the value you place in supporting and growing a positive business environment in making the community a better place to work, live, and play. 
    Maggie Mills
    Salt Lake County Library - Hunter Branch
    Library Manager
    Sofia Thompson
    Kenworth Sales Company
    District Office Manager
    Ryan Nelson
    Employers Council
    Utah President

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