Laguna Madre is:
- A fun way to learn more about the
Laguna Madre area in 9 months than most people learn in a lifetime.
tool for making long-lasting contact with current and future leaders of our community
and lifelong friends.
- A fun lesson in leadership. Problem solving, brainstorming,
consensus building and communication are topics covered in the course.
Laguna Madre is a stepping stone to becoming a true community leader.
exciting way for new residents to learn more about the community and how to become
Leadership Laguna Madre?
Leadership Laguna Madre exists to identify,
educate and motivate emerging leaders to improve the Laguna Madre area through
personal and collective commitment.
Using a 9 month curriculum, the program
will teach participants about major community issues and ways to find solutions
to existing problems. During the course of the program, participants will make
important contacts with other community leaders in areas such as government, industry,
education, health and commerce.
does the program work?
Participants' two primary commitments to Leadership
Laguna Madre are a $75 registration fee and the willingness to commit one day
a month (two days in September and October) for nine months to the program. There
is an attendance and community service requirement.
During these class
days, program participants will attend lectures, make on-site visits to area attractions
and engage in discussions about all facets of our community.
include tourism and transportation, education, government, international issues,
community services, health care services, emergency preparedness and media and
How do I get involved?
for participation in Leadership Laguna Madre are simple. Applicants must be 18
years of age or older and must be residents of the Laguna Madre area.
members for each nine month course will be chosen from applications based on a
variety of criteria. Each class will be composed of a cross-section of our area
population, but all must have one thing in common - the sincere desire to improve
Participants can nominate themselves or be nominated by people
who recognize them as potential leaders of the community.
are accepted into the course must pay $75 of the total $350 registration fee.
The remainder of the fee may be paid by a sponsor.
The $75 registration fee must be paid by the applicant
and submitted with the application. Applicants not selected for participation
in Class XV will be refunded their registration fee. The $275 balance will be
due and payable when the applicant receives notification they have been selected
to participate in Class XV and prior to participation in the retreat. A limited
number of scholarships are available.
FOR CLASS XV IS August 19, 2011
Return original (copies/faxes
will not be accepted) application to:
Leadership Laguna Madre
Island Chamber of Commerce
610 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Padre Blvd. ~ South Padre Island, Texas||(956)
Padre Island Chamber of Commerce
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