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Leadership Dubuque

Discovering Dubuque’s Dynamics

Established by the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dubuque has provided hundreds of individuals the opportunity to cultivate community knowledge and develop personal leadership skills.

Leadership Dubuque promotes civic responsibility by encouraging involvement, as well as increasing enthusiasm and dedication.

Leadership Dubuque offers participants the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our community resources, government, businesses and educational opportunities
  • Learn more about the impact of economic development on the community
  • Enhance leadership skills
  • Exchange ideas and experiences, both formally and informally
  • Meet and build relationships with other leaders from many different segments of our society
  • Develop new business contacts within and through the group

The ultimate goal of Leadership Dubuque is for participants to become actively involved in leadership roles in the community, thus enriching the quality of life and shaping the future.

Dates for Leadership Dubuque 2018-19

The next Leadership Dubuque class will begin in September. If you are interested in being part of Leadership Dubuque, check to make sure these dates work with your schedule.
All classes are the held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, except in September and March. Link for the application is below.

  • Wed., Sept. 5, 2018   |   Icebreaker, Diamond Jo Casino, 5-7 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 7, 2018   |   Team building, meet at Chamber, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                        Class dinner, Diamond Jo, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Sat., Sept. 8, 2018   |   Leadership Dubuque workshop, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 10, 2018   |   Nonprofit Day
  • Wed., Nov. 14, 2018   |   Economic Development Day
  • Wed., Dec. 12, 2018   |   Education Day
  • Wed., Jan. 9, 2019   |   Technology Day
  • Wed., Feb. 13, 2019   |   Arts & Culture Day
  • Wed., March 13, 2019   |   State Government Day/Dubuque Night in Des Moines
  • Wed., April 10, 2019   |   Health & Wellness Day
  • Wed., May 8, 2019   |   Local Government Day
  • Wed., June 12, 2019   |   Leadership Workshop and Graduation


The cost of the program per participant is $995.00 for Chamber members only, to be paid prior to the retreat weekend. This covers all costs for the program (meals, travel, speakers, and administrative costs).

Who Can Participate

Individuals from all areas of the community (such as small business owners, homemakers, managers, elected officials, lawyers, builders, doctors) are eligible for the program.

For more information about the program, please contact Barry Gentry at 563.557.9200 or use the form at the bottom of the page:

Click here to access the application. Fill out and return to Barry by August 31.

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