Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck is a program sponsored by the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce. The program consists of one year of training followed by the "diplomat" year. The Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck Alumni Association (LPCAA) Board of Directors are responsible for the program/curriculum, participant selection, project selection, oversight of public relations, and finance. As a committee of the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce the LPCAA Board is governed by a set of Bylaws and Guidelines with the purpose of initiating and maintaining positive action-oriented leadership.
Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck was started in 1984 by Richard "Dick" Sagness. The program was started to prepare citizens of the community to step into leadership roles with organizations throughout the community. The first project completed by Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck was Simplot Square.
Each year in August a new class of 30 participants begins their two your program. The first year involves attending one full day class each month to learn about the community. Days include topics like Industry Day, Health and Human Services Day, Tourism Day and Law and Government Day. In addition, the class puts on an event each year called Leadership Presents and complete a community volunteer project.
The second year of the program is about getting involved in the community as "Diplomats". Class members get points for attending events and participating in Chamber involved committees. If they earn enough points they graduate in June of the second year.
The button below links to the break down of activities and community service Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck Diplomats are required to complete in order to earn graduation points. The button downloads a helpful excel spreadsheet that allows Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck Diplomats to track their point progress towards graduation.