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Leadership Monadnock Program   

Developing Leaders, Shaping the Future

Leadership Monadnock is the cornerstone of a regional strategy to develop and enhance the communities of the Monadnock region. As emerging leaders, participants will engage with others in the community to encourage diversity and vitality and learn about the challenges and opportunities of the Monadnock region and to our state. The ideas, strategies, and contributions of Leadership Monadnock associates shape the future of our region and enhance the quality of life in our unique part of New Hampshire.


Leadership Monadnock promotes the development of emerging community leaders by:

  • Exploring regional issues
  • Fostering involvement
  • Encouraging action and commitment
  • Challenging each participant's overall perspective

Program Overview

Leadership Monadnock is an intensive nine-month program beginning in October and ending in June. Full-day meetings take place once a month with each session designed to immerse participants in the truly critical aspects that drive the dynamic nature of the regional economy and quality of life. Each session is structured to present all aspects of an issue through a combination of presentation by industry experts, group discussions, workshops, field trips, and other experiences. Participants will have access to community leaders who are experts in their respective fields. 

Applying for the Program

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Monadnock 2016-2017. Classes include current and potential leaders representing business, government, education, civic groups, social services, the arts, the religious community and other organizations in the region. The application process is competitive, and applicants not selected are strongly encouraged to re-apply for a future class.

How to Apply

To receive an application, call Leadership Monadnock at the Chamber (603) 352-1303 or download an application. Application deadline is September 19, 2016. Financial aid may be available for a limited number of individuals.

Completed application should be mailed to: Leadership Monadnock C/O GKCC, 48 Central Square, Keene NH 03431

Selection Process

All applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Notification of selection status will be communicated as soon as the class is selected. Selected participants must be willing to demonstrate a strong, personal commitment to invest the time and energy to attend all of the sessions and to engage actively in the program.


Leadership Monadnock tuition is $850. This covers the costs of materials and meals. Regional employers are encouraged to support participants by providing tuition assistance. The total fee will be billed and is due upon acceptance into the program.


Leadership Monadnock dates and curriculum-most meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 8 am ending at 4:00 pm. 

  • Retreat and Orientation (this session will run from 10 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Region History, Natural Environment & Conservation
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  • Politics & Government
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Health & Wellness
  • Culture & Communication
  • Human Services & Graduation

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(603) 352-1303
Keene Chamber of Commerce
48 Central Square
Keene, NH 03431

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