"Someone once said to me “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs”
When we had the opportunity to sign up for this class I was certain I wouldn’t have the time for it and thought, how could this possibly benefit me?
Well I must say I have been rewarded with lifelong friends and a deeper understanding of Shakopee business’s and their leaders. From the Jail to the Courthouse, to the Casino we went and learned as a group, asked questions, laughed and bonded! This one-day event actually became a day, each month, I got excited about. (I even rearranged my travel schedule so as to not miss a class)
This should be on any serious Management or Leader’s radar as a way to inject yourself into the fabric of a community, while furthering your business acumen with expertise and other like-minded individuals!
Opportunity knocks but it has never been known to turn the handle and walk in. To those thinking about enrolling I would say “you don’t get wet if you don’t jump in the pool”. Open the door, walk in, the waters warm, and a years- worth of genuine, life changing experiences are waiting for you!"
Rodney J. Southwood
President & CEO
Freight Management Logistics
Leadership Shakopee is a leadership development program coordinated by the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. This six-month program informs emerging and existing leaders about the critical inner workings of our community.
During the seven sessions, the class will participate in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities designed to inform and inspire leaders – and challenge them to make a difference through personal commitment and involvement.
Attendance at both retreats, each day session and graduation is MANDATORY to receive your Leadership Shakopee graduation certificate. Arriving late and leaving early is not permitted. No cell phones, iPads or tablets during the sessions. If an emergency arises, please contact the Chamber to communicate your absence from the session. All absences must be made up during the next Leadership Program in order to receive the graduation certificate.
All applicants must be a Chamber member through their business or at the individual level. Applicants must be a resident of Scott County or employed in Scott County.
Menden Accounting & Tax
Shakopee Public Schools
American Family Insurance
St. Francis Regional Medical Center
St. Francis Regional Medical Center -
Julie Kay Carr
River Valley YMCA
Freight Management Logistics
Associated Payroll Services
Law & Justice
Local Government & Workforce Development
Shakopee Culture & History
Graduation & Retreat II
Tuition is $750.00, payable no later than Friday, April 6th
Class days are scheduled between 9 A.M.– 4:30 P.M. Not all days may extend until 4:30 pm. We will start promptly at 9:00 A.M.
“Shakopee Leadership was a great way to quickly get connected to the community in Shakopee. The tours of the local businesses were interesting and informative. The people we got to meet along the way and the tight group we formed in leadership will be lasting for years to come.”
Business Performance Advisor