Leadership El Paso
Leadership El Paso is the city's premier leadership incubator that fosters and guides current and future leaders toward the development of our region, establishing them as active contributors within our community.
To develop a continuum of leadership programming encompassing Junior Leadership El Paso, Leadership El Paso, and Leadership El Paso Alumni AssociationLeadership El Paso is the city's premier leadership enhancement program. A program of The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, LEP is your long immersion into our community’s greatest strenghts and weaknesses ; its historic past and promising future.It›s a magnified look at current events in an arena where key decision-makers and class partticipants share frank discussions and creative ideas, forging new partnerships and influential networks.
Leadership El Paso has dedicated over 33 years of course curriculum designed to create and manage Leadership Initiatives; establishing the Chamber as the City› premier leadership incubator. Examples of community projects completed through the efforts of each cohort are as follows: (allow members to include their class project to build a history)
- Developed a One City One Need initiative that led to the collection of approximately 14,000 pounds of food, 160 toys, and other monetary donations, serving up to 315 area families. (Class 33)
- Hosted 3,000 underprivileged and special needs children for media day at the Amigo Airsho (Class 28)
- Launched a $65,000 construction project for the Center against Family Violence’s family room (Class 27)
- Hosted 3,000 underprivileged and special needs children for media day at the Amigo Airsho
- Developed a mentoring program for over 70 students at Riverside High School (Class 26)
- Raised funds and donated man hours toward the construction of White Spur Park (Class 26)
- Raised donations and ran Team Leaping Lizards at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Class 26)
- Support the establishment and mission of Junior Leadership El Paso; a similar program that is afforded to local high school juniors at not cost to them (Class 25)
LEP CURRICULUM OFFICERS
Officers consist of the program coordinator, who is an employee of the Chamber; the current class chair and the chair-elect. Chairs are community individuals nominated by the retiring class chair, the President of the Chamber and the Chair-elect of the Chamber board. The LEP class chair and chair-elect both must be approved by the Chamber Board of Directors. Contact the Leadership El Paso Coordinator at 915-534-0526 should you whish to serve as an Officer.
FAQ’sHOW IS THE CLASS SELECTED?
The selection of 40 class members is based on proven commitment to community service. Preference is given those already in leadership, or who are likely to be tapped for greater community responsibility. Participants will be representative of our broadly diverse community.DO I HAVE TO BE AN EL PASO RESIDENT?
Applicants must have lived or worked in the El Paso area for the 12 months immediately preceding the submission of the application.WHAT DOES MY TUITION COVER?
Tuition covers all program costs (retreat room & board, all meals, transportation, speakers, venues). In many cases, employers sponsor the participation of an employee, but a limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please do not allow the cost of the program to become the deciding factor in whether you submit an application.HOW MUCH COMMITMENT IS INVOLVED?
Leadership El Paso is an intensive learning experience requiring commitment including:
- Attendance at a minimum of eight all-day, (7:30 am-5:00 pm) monthly sessions routinely scheduled on the second Friday of each month
- A two-day overnight retreat traditionally on the second weekend in January
- Participation in at least three field trips and the class project.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF LEADERSHIP EL PASO?
During the year, our curriculum focuses on key issues facing our city. Experts and key decision makers on topics such as economic development, the military, healthcare, social services and quality of life moderate sessions and provide briefings. This allows class members priceless opportunities to pose in-depth questions and engage in frank discussions on hot topics and current events.HOW DO I APPLY?
Contact Yvonne Ramirez at 534-0526 or HYPERLINK mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com for an application packet. The recruitment process begins in August. The Class is traditionally selected and named in November for the upcoming year. If you cannot meet the required commitments at this time, please refer someone who may benefit from this unique experience.PRIVACY CLAUSE
To protect the integrity of these exchanges, class participants are asked to respect the confidentiality of any information divulged during these sessions. If certain information is deemed to be of public value (i.e. a class member who is a member of the media believes information warrants coverage) he or she is expected to ask the individual divulging the information for permission to use it. Further, working members of the media who are not members of the class are prohibited from attending any class session.
Testimonials from Committee Members
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Leadership El Paso Alumni Association is to take an active role in the continuing evolution of Leadership El Paso, to continue to educate its members about the challenges, and opportunities of the El Paso area and to act as a leadership catalyst, through the diversity of its members, to strengthen the community.
- Active Member $65.00
- Joint Active Member $100.00
- Lifetime Member $500.00
- Joint Lifetime Member $750.00
- Member in Absentia $50.00
FAQ’sWHAT DOES MY DUES COVER?
Members in Good Standing will receive:
- Discount at events
- Invitation to be guest speaker
- Networking & special events
- Access to alumni assoc website
- Voting rights at Alumni Association meetings
- Ability to serve on Alumni Association Committee
- Car emblem or pin
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF LEADERSHIP EL PASO?
- To provide programs which motivate and increased community knowledge and networking.
- To develop and maintain public relations and internal communications.
- To provide for responsible organizational management.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Contact Yvonne Ramirez at 534-0526 or HYPERLINK mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
The purpose of Junior Leadership El Paso is to provide leadership training to area high school students by mentoring, encouraging, and instilling confidence, while increasing their awareness and appreciation of the leadership opportunities in the El Paso area
Junior Leadership El Paso is an innovative program for area high school juniors with the potential to become El Paso ’s next generation of leaders. Based on The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce's successful adult program, Leadership El Paso Class XXV has tailored Junior Leadership El Paso for high school juniors who receive a hands-on education about El Paso’s issues, history, challenges, and opportunities. Participants tour the region and meet face-to-face with some of the area’s top movers and shakers in business, government, the arts, health care, education, the military, and economic development. Junior Leadership El Paso also offers the unique opportunity for students to meet and interact with other high school students from across the El Paso area, providing them with the communication skills, confidence, and leadership ability they will need to give them a running start toward success.
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Junior Leadership El Paso Board of Directors- Directors are elected by the vote of the Board to serve a three year term. Contact the Junior Leadership El Paso Secretary at 915-534-0526 should you wish to serve as a Board Member.
FAQ'sHOW IS THE CLASS SELECTED?
Participants are selected by the Junior Leadership Board of Directors through an application scoring process. Preference is given to the top two scoring applications from each participating school.DO I HAVE TO BE AN EL PASO RESIDENT?
Applicants must be enrolled as a High School Junior (or equivalent) in a State accredited institution in the El Paso Region during the program year.WHAT ARE THE TUITION COSTS?
Through the generous support of local community partnerships, the program is free to students; and is managed by volunteer committees made up of Leadership El Paso Class XXV alumni who conceived and developed the program.HOW MUCH COMMITMENT IS INVOLVED?
- Attendance at a minimum of seven all-day, (7:30 am-3:30 pm) monthly sessions routinely scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month (September- May). Only two unexcused absences are allowed.
- Selected participants will be excused from school classes and an attendance record will be provided to the participant’s counselor, but it is up to the individual participant to communicate with him/her on a regular basis and make sure school attendance is not affected.
- Participants must conduct themselves in a professional manner.
- Participants must adhere to a dress code appropriate for each session. Comfortable attire is allowed. Participants will receive an agenda prior to each full day session that will provide the expected attire for that day.
- Participants must be willing to actively participate in class activities and seminars.
Junior Leadership El Paso also offers the unique opportunity for students to meet and interact with other high school students from across the El Paso area, providing them with the communication skills and the confidence and leadership ability they will need to give them a running start toward success. In addition, each session is designed to support the students’ high school education by following Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Social Studies criteria.HOW DO I APPLY?
Contact Yvonne Ramirez at 534-0526 or HYPERLINK firstname.lastname@example.org for an application packet. The recruitment process begins in May. The Class is traditionally selected and named in August for the incoming school year. If you cannot meet the required commitments at this time, please refer someone who may benefit from this unique experience.