Each year in August a new class of 25-30 participants begins their two year program. The first year involves attending one full day class each month where they will be presented with actual class time devoted to learning basic leadership skills as well as visiting different Chamber of Commerce business partners to learn more about the community around them. These class days include topics such as: Industry Day, Education Day, Health and Human Services Day, Tourism Day, and Law and Government Day.
The second year of the program is the "Diplomat" year. This year is all about getting involved in the community as well as putting their leadership skills to use to help build the future of the community. During this process the participants learn to utilize different aspects of their own individual leadership skills to come together as one group to create positive learning opportunities and lessons from working together. The Diplomats will be divided into four different committees: Facilitators, Projects, Curriculum Development, and Chamber Services. Each Diplomat will serve on one of the four committees.
Facilitator Committee (4-6): Responsibilities as outlined in the “Guidelines of Leadership Pocatello – Chubbuck Alumni Association”.
Projects Committee (6-8): The Projects committee will select a project to complete in the community. A portion of the class tuition will be set aside each year to help fund this project. This project must meet approval from the Leadership Board of Directors. The committee may take projects that are requested through the Leadership Website Projects Request form, or they may also go out into the community and seek out projects to pursue. Leadership projects should focus more on the alumni and class members actually volunteering their time/efforts to complete them. Once a project is approved and funded, then the Committee is encouraged to reach out to all Leadership Current Class, Diplomats and Alumni to help complete and give Leadership a good visual presence in the community.
Curriculum Committee (6-8): The Curriculum Committee is responsible for putting together and presenting the Leadership material to the present year class each class day. Time spent will be approximately 2 hours each month before the class goes out to the Community portion of their day. These days may be split up as the committee decides, so long as every member participates equally.
Chamber Services Committee (6-8): The Chamber Services Committee will assist the Chamber in its various functions of serving its business partners. This includes assisting with the scheduling, planning and execution of the All Member Meetings, Business After Hours and Ribbon Cuttings. These days and events may be split up as the committee decides, so long as every member participates equally. It is also required to serve as a COMMITTEE MEMBER on a Chamber or community event committee. This will lead to extra points towards graduation. (See the Diplomat points sheet.)