• Leadership Little Traverse Schedule and Requirements

    What are the attendance requirements for LLT?

    Leadership Little Traverse is a commitment of not only time, but more importantly, energy and effort.
    Applicants should not apply if they cannot fully commit to the 9-month schedule.

    LLT Class members are required to attend and fully participate in all aspects of the LLT Core Curriculum.

    • Scheduled components include Orientation, Opening Retreat, Monthly Trainings, and Graduation. LLT Class members are expected to arrive on time, fully participate.

    • Ongoing components include Prep and Post Work, Support Network, and A2A: Awareness to Action. LLT Class members are expected to self-schedule (or small group-schedule) and complete these in between monthly trainings with a time commitment ranging from four to twelve hours per month.

    Failure to meet these requirements will jeopardize the class member’s graduation and alumni status. The core curriculum is purposefully designed to maximize learning, so you can make the most of your community leadership journey.

    Tuition for LLT is $750


  • LLT Core Curriculum – 2019/2020 Schedule


    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    1:00-5:00 p.m.


    Opening Retreat 
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    1:00-9:00 p.m.

    Thursday, September 26, 2019
    8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


    (Second Thursday of every month)
    8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    October 10, 2019
    November 14, 2019
    December 12, 2019
    January 9, 2020
    February 13, 2020
    March 12, 2020
    April 9, 2020
    May 14, 2020


    Prep and Post Work
    (Ongoing between monthly trainings averaging two-four hours per month) Class members use an on-line portal and complete assignments to gain baseline knowledge. Prep Work allows us to dive in and go deeper during our face-to-face time together at monthly trainings. Post Work provides class members with a process to reflect on their learning and identify what matters most to them.

    Class members are required to attend the following events as part of their Prep Work:

    • State of Community Luncheon (Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and/or Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce)

    • Breakfast of Champions (Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce) and/or Harbor Stars (Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce)

    • Township, City Council and/or Emmet County of Commissioners meeting


    Support Network
    (Ongoing between monthly trainings averaging one hour per month) Class members spend time outside monthly trainings developing a support network of LLT alums, mentors and contacts connected to their area of interest. Support Network includes meeting with their LLT Liaison to strategize personal goals and their monthly A2A: Awareness to Action.


    A2A: Awareness to Action
    (Ongoing between monthly trainings averaging two-eight hours per month)

    A2A  is a challenge for the cohort to get out in the community and develop their capacity for civic leadership through real-world practice–instead of intending to do something, they actually do it. A2A allows the cohort to take ownership of their learning after each monthly training and holds them accountable to navigate community systems on their own.

    Class members identify opportunities in the community and decide which align best with their interests and goals all the while considering what’s doable. A2A follows a nine-month progression starting with small-scale individual actions and moving to collaborative actions with other class members. In March, the cohort creates A2A teams that design and implement an A2A for collective impact.


    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    5:30-8:30 p.m.

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