Participation at the two-day opening retreat and full-day closing session is mandatory. Participants are not permitted to be absent from more than two monthly sessions.
In addition, each participant is required to earn 16 experiential credits outside of class time in order to graduate from the program. Experiential opportunities are coordinated by program leaders and are assigned a credit value based on the time investment necessary to complete the activity. Examples include touring various businesses or organizations, attending meetings of local government or volunteering for a community-based organization.
Each Leadership Tech Valley class must reach consensus and come together as a whole to complete a community service project; 100 percent class participation is required.
Participating in Leadership Tech Valley class is an investment in you, in your business and in the future of our region. It therefore requires a commitment by participants as well as their employers.
- $2,300 for small, community-based chamber member nonprofit organizations, and self-employed individuals
- $2,700 for Capital Region Chamber members
- $3,100 for non-members
Tuition covers program costs for the opening retreat, all monthly sessions, meals, resource materials and graduation.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on need. Requests for financial assistance will not affect consideration for acceptance.