Leadership Development

About the Program

The Maumelle Leadership Development Program identifies emerging leaders and professionals, and motivates them to become CHAMPIONS of our community. Every aspect of the program is designed to create a city with a strong economy that is stimulated by progressive leadership. The Amazing Maumelle Race Leadership Development will foster a commitment to a life of community service through leadership experiences. Participants will learn about local government, civic organizations, commerce, law enforcement, tourism, education and other resources, so that graduates can be effective contributors in the community.

Throughout the Amazing Maumelle Race, participants will be introduced to a variety of opportunities for involvement. The goal is to help develop these experiences into leadership roles within the Chamber and the City of Maumelle. By taking a look at Maumelle’s past, present and future, the program will assess, plan and implement strategies to grow a thriving city. In addition, it will develop a favorable climate for commerce, strong knowledgeable leaders and a love for our community. The program kicks off in June and ends with graduation in January at the Annual Banquet. It will open with the Amazing Maumelle Race Launch Party. Participants will attend three more development sessions at various locations in the fall. Our final meeting in November will include an interactive team building adventure race around the City of Maumelle. The Amazing Maumelle Race will require the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the program to complete the various tasks and pit stops along the route. Be the first team to arrive and win the grand prize! This program will make a positive impact in your career and the Maumelle Area. 

2020 Session Dates

Thursday, June 11th 6:00pm-9:00pm Launch Party, meet the Racers
Friday, July 17th 8:00am – 12:00pm Session #1 –  Economic Development / Police & Fire / City Government
Friday, August 21st 8:00am – 12:00pm Session #2 – Industrial Park
Friday, September 18th 8:00am – 12:00pm Session #3 – Central Arkansas Water
Friday, October 16th 8:00am – 12:00pm Session #4 – Local Education
Friday, November 20th 8:00am – 12:00pm Session #5 – The Amazing Maumelle Race
January 2021 6:30pm Annual Banquet Leadership Graduation

Attendance to all six sessions is required for graduation.

Class Size:

16 participants

How to Apply:

The 2019 Leadership Development Class is closed. For more information about the Maumelle Leadership Development Program, contact Alicia Gillen at Alicia@maumellechamber.com or at 501-851-9700.

Maumelle Youth L.E.A.D

Leadership, Entrepreneur, and Activism Development

Maumelle Youth L.E.A.D provides innovative experiences to middle school students through entrepreneurship and leadership initiatives.  Our L.E.A.D. mission is to positively impact students’ future academic and career goals.  This program connects business leaders and the youth through social, educational, cultural and community service activities.

The goal of Maumelle Youth L.E.A.D. are:

  •     To provide leadership training and entrepreneurship opportunities at the community level.
  •     To connect local schools and businesses to establish partnership programs in Maumelle.
  •     To offer mentorship by local leaders through professional development.
  •     To inspire teamwork skills, a sense of community pride and help promote positive experiences within the community.

The Fall 2020 L.E.A.D program is open to Maumelle Middle School 6th,7th, and 8th graders.  The students will be working with mentors from the business community under the supervision of a teacher.  The students will work on team and individual tasks over the course of the program.  The main project will be the Maumelle 5k Color Fun Run to be held on Sunday, October 25th. In December, the L.E.A.D team will work on a community service project to be determined by the students.  The end of the program will conclude in February with a field trip and lunch.

2020 Session Dates

Thursday, August 27th    
Thursday, September 3rd    
Thursday, September 10th    
Thursday, September 17th    
Thursday, September 24th    
Thursday, October 1st    
Thursday, October 8th    
Thursday, October 22nd    
Thursday, November 12th    
Thursday, December 10th    
Thursday, October 10th    

How to Apply:

Complete the L.E.A.D. APPLICATION FORM and return to Mr. Tyson at Maumelle Middle School or Mrs. Broykes (E.A.S.T.) at Maumelle Middle School.

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