The Leadership Collier Foundation (LCF), in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, educates local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today through the programs it governs: Leadership Collier™, Growing Associates In Naples™ (GAIN™), The Leadership Institute™, Youth Leadership Collier™ and The Campaign for Leadership™. Through the work of the LCF Alumni Association™, graduates continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County through nonprofit organizations, local government boards and our schools while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders.
The mission of the LCF is to build a broad-based network of community leaders who enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest.
The 35-member Board of the LCF, a 501(c) 3 corporation, sets policy for all of leadership programs hosted by LCF.
Click here to view the Leadership Collier Foundation Board of Directors.
Leadership Collier™ was formed by the Chamber in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in our community. The Chamber believes knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership. Consequently, the primary objective of Leadership Collier™ is to educate local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today.
The nine-month program begins in September and includes 10 full-day sessions.
Click here to download the 2013-2014 Leadership Collier application.
Growing Associates In Naples™ (GAIN)
Growing Associates In Naples™, also known as GAIN™, is a program specifically designed for emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County of ages 21-40. Over a three month period, GAIN™ participants go through a six-session series of workshops and facilitated networking programs focused on professional development and peer networking.
Participants will learn about Collier County history, local government, election structures, Collier County’s charitable foundations and other resources so that graduates can become involved and be an effective contributor in the community.
Youth Leadership Collier™
The mission of Youth Leadership Collier™ is to develop ethical leaders committed to active community involvement. The program empowers students to become effective leaders, showcase Collier County and encourage students to consider coming back to their community to begin their careers and families.
Youth Leadership Collier™ is a week long intensive program that begins with a weekend of team-building activities. Participants interact in daily sessions designed to give them first-hand experience in different aspects of the community. Topics will include local government, healthcare, business, and the arts.
The program takes place June 8 - 14th this year.
Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association™
Through the work of the Alumni Association, graduates of Leadership Collier™ continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County through nonprofit organizations, local government boards and our schools while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders.
Campaign for Leadership™
Campaign for Leadership™ is a bi-partisan program for civic leaders with the mission to impart the political knowledge necessary to effectively participate in local government boards and commissions, and run successful campaigns for public office.
Leadership Institute™ is a focused, seven-day program where highly accomplished community leaders with varied backgrounds focus on community trusteeship, decision-making skills and leadership styles. The program will enable these distinguished individuals to better serve the public interest by providing access to diverse perspectives on issues and the process of issue resolution.
The seven, full-day sessions are held every other week in April through June.
For more information, contact:
Vice President, Leadership Collier Foundation