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Leadership Frisco

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Mission Statement

The mission of Leadership Frisco™ 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.

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About Leadership Frisco

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.

How to Apply

The Leadership Frisco Class XXV Application is now closed. Applications for Class XXVI (2022/23) will be made available in May 2022.

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Due to the limited class size, all applicants cannot be accepted, and are encouraged to re-apply if not selected.

Both members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and non-members can apply. (Tuition is discounted for Frisco Chamber members.) A limited number of scholarships are available. Many employers will cover the cost of tuition as staff or leadership development.

Reasons to Participate

  • 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.
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Leadership Frisco Class XXV Dates (2021/2022)

The Program begins with an Opening Weekend September 10-11, 2021. This consists of:
• An Opening Session organized by Leadership Dynamics beginning at 10:00 AM on September 10, 2021;
• An introductory dinner and program the evening of September 10, 2021; and
• A “Challenge by Choice” Ropes Course, which takes place all day, September 11, 2021.

Attendance at the Opening Weekend is mandatory for all participants. 

9/10/2021 Kick-Off

9/11/2021 Ropes Course

10/01/2021 Social Services Day

11/05/2021 Economic Development Day

12/03/2021 Education Day

01/07/2022 Health Services Day

02/11/2022 City Government Day

03/04/2022 Public Safety Day

04/01/2022 Leisure & Culture Day

04/08/2022 Bad Weather Make-Up Day

05/06/2022 Infrastructure & Servant Leadership Day

May/June 2022 Graduation

Leadership Frisco Class XXIV Selects Project

As their class project this year, Leadership Frisco Class 24 has partnered with the City of Frisco’s Veterans Advisory Committee to help fundraise and revitalize the Veterans Memorial at Frisco Commons Park. 

Originally dedicated in 2004 to honor local veterans, the Frisco Veterans Memorial includes a Walk of Honor with dedicated veteran bricks, a Wall of Honor in remembrance of 11 young service members from Frisco who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country in addition to various plaques recognizing and describing significant wars. Due to age and weathering from outside elements, much of the park is in need of repair. 

As an expression of gratitude and to further honor local veterans, LF24 aims to contribute to the needed improvements and to make the memorial space a more impactful and interactive destination. Over the next three months, the class will fundraise in hopes to add various needed improvements and bring more awareness to the memorial. 

“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to work with the Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee and other stakeholders on this special project,” LF24 class member and Veteran Amanda Lagan said. “We look forward to helping to revitalize and bring this memorial to life that will serve as a welcoming and connecting place for residents and visitors of Frisco, and we appreciate the community’s support to help Honor Our Veterans.” 

To follow the Honor Our Veterans project, please follow the LFXXIV’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages. If you would like to make a donation please click here. For further information about tax deductible donations, please reach out to Lauren Laake at llaake@pgahq.com

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Karen Kim

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Frisco Chamber of Commerce

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