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Leadership Frisco

Mission Statement:

Leadership Frisco’s mission is to develop a pool of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in expanding their leadership skills, deepening their sense of civic responsibility, and becoming more involved in their community as a whole.

Value:

Class members and Leadership Frisco graduates can utilize skills developed in the program for personal and professional growth and community involvement.

Goal:

To develop a pool of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in expanding their leadership skills, deepening their sense of civic responsibility, and become more involved in their community.

Leadership Frisco is a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Each class starts with a team building day and includes a full day each month dedicated to exploring the inner workings of Frisco’s government, educational system, economic development, service organizations, regional issues, leisure and culture, health services, and public safety. Members will also have the opportunity to learn about and practice skills critical to working with volunteers and groups in the community. Members of the program will also select and complete a class project during their year that benefits Frisco.

Leadership Frisco Class XXIII applications are now available and due no later than 5:00 PM on June 4, 2019. (Late applications will not be accepted.)

Please do not begin the application until you have read the entire Application Instruction document. Applications must be submitted electronically. Also, please note that September 6, 2019, and September 7, 2019, are mandatory dates, should you be selected to Leadership Frisco Class XXIII.

Application Instructions

Leadership Frisco Class XXIII Application

Leadership Frisco Class XXIII Important Dates

June 4, 2019                Deadline for Completed Applications by 5:00 PM

July 15, 2019               Meet & Greet of Applicants, Grace Church Frisco, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Sept 6 & 7, 2019        *Mandatory* Afternoon Leadership Dynamics/Dinner Event Ropes Course Retreat 

June 2020                    Graduation (location and date to be announced)

Class Dates:

September 6, 2019      Class Intro, Leadership Dynamics, Dinner (mandatory)

September 7, 2019      Ropes Course Team Building (mandatory)

October 4, 2019          Social Services Day

November 1, 2019      Economic Development Day

December 6, 2019       Education Day

January 10, 2020         Health Services Day

February 7, 2020         City Government Day

March 6, 2020             Public Safety Day

April 3, 2020               Leisure & Culture Day

*April 10, 2020           *Bad Weather Make-Up

May 1, 2020                Infrastructure & Servant Leadership Day

June 2020                    Graduation at Frisco Chamber Quarterly Luncheon

Reasons to participate or invest in an employee?

  • Class members work in groups to complete a community service project. This requires everyone to practice project management skills, learn traits of effective teamwork, assess their individual strengths and weaknesses and use organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Class members interact with one another and with instructors, facilitators, and speakers, increasing their network and making valuable connections with people from a variety of backgrounds and industries within our community.
  • Class members are exposed to a wide variety of perspectives about the community. Each class session focuses on a different topic, ranging from business ethics and nonprofits to diversity and education. This helps them understand our community better and the resources available, which contributes to job performance.

Leadership Frisco Class XXII Project

After thoughtful deliberations and discussions, the members of the Leadership Frisco Class XXII realized that the issue they feel most strongly about is children’s education. To inspire the love of reading for the youngest members of our community and to spark their creativity, we decided to create a number of Little Free Libraries and install them in various neighborhoods in Frisco.

Little Free Libraries (LFL) will be the neighborhood gathering points that will foster book exchanges for the youth, facilitating the digital detoxing that a lot of them desperately need. They will encourage human connection, in-person discussion, and lifelong friendships. Through partnerships with local businesses and individuals, Leadership Frisco Class XXII will raise the necessary funds and work with FISD students on construction and installation of LFLs. We believe that the greatest impact we can have on our community is to encourage children to read through the social component that the Little Free Libraries would represent. What better way to positively affect our future! 

More information about Class XXII's project can be found HERE. You are invited to support the project either by donating funds, helping with construction, or spreading the word! Donate HERE.

For additional information, please contact Karen Kim, Leadership Frisco Staff Liaison, or  Julie Fernandez, Leadership Frisco Advisory Council Chair.

2019 Leadership Frisco Council

Karen Kim

Chair


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