2021 North SA Chamber Civic Leadership Academy

Why is the North San Antonio Chamber focusing on Civic Leadership?

The North SA Chamber wants to help inspire and prepare business professionals for civic engagement and public service in elected offices and/or appointments to local boards and commissions.

We recognize a need for a more collaborative, balanced approach between business and local governments when it comes to making impactful policy decisions. This includes having representation of elected and appointed officials with business experience and an understanding of how local government policies and decisions impact their businesses, employers, workforce, and the overall economy.

What is the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA)?

Through an expertly curated, civic-focused program, the North SA Chamber will implement a CLA Program that will result in a small group of carefully selected and committed business professionals who are prepared to engage in public service, positioning themselves to embark on campaigns for local key civic engagement and/or elected positions.

Challenge

There is a need for a collaborative, balanced approach between business and local governments. The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) strengthens this approach by including a greater representation of elected and appointed officials with business experience and understanding of how local government policies and decisions impact employers, workforce, and the overall San Antonio economic region.

Goal

The North SA Chamber will identify informed and experienced individuals to represent the business community within local elected offices, boards, and commissions to help support a thriving economy and successfully implement CLA where all committed participants are prepared to engage in public service, positioning themselves to embark on campaigns for local key civic engagement and/or elected positions.

Purpose

To inspire, develop, and prepare business professionals for civic engagement and public service through elected offices and/or appointments to local boards and commissions.

Program topics will include:

Civics Fundamentals & Economic Principles I Local Government & Economy I Campaign Fundamentals & Fundraising I

Campaign Platform I Public Relations I Experiential Capstone

SELECTION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bexar County Resident
  • At least 21 Years Old
  • Demonstrated Business Leadership/Management Ability
  • Demonstrated B2B and Business and Commerce Engagement
  • Background Verification Check

ON-LINE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Statement of Intent & Bio (1-page, typed) & Video Introduction (1-minute)
  • Professional Resume with 2 Professional References
  • 1 Recommendation Letter from a North SA Chamber, Board Director
  • In-person panel interview with CLA Selection Committee

PROGRAM FEE, TUITION, & SCHEDULE

  • $50 application fee (non-refundable)
  • $600 per student tuition, if selected (non-refundable)
  • 3 Months I Twice Monthly I 6 ln-Person Classes I 2 Hours (3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursdays)
Date Schedule
August 2021 Selection Period Opens
September 30, 2021 Submission Deadline
October 2021 Review & Selection Period
November 2021 Candidates Notification
December 2021 Independent Values Assessment (virtual)
January 2022 CLA Meet & Greet
February-April 2022 3-Month CLA Program Begins
April 2022 Academy Completion

INTERESTED IN SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY ? APPLY BELOW.

CLA Application

Please complete the online form and submit the required documents and links.

Please provide your LinkedIn Handle.

Please identify which City Council District you live in. You may go to https://bit.ly/NSAC_FindMyCoSA_CouncilDistrict to find your district number.

Please identify which County Precinct you live in. You may go to https://bit.ly/NSAC_FindMyBexarCoPrecint to find your precinct number.

Business/Employment Information

Upload Your Essay, Resume, and Referrals

Upload a brief Bio and Statement of Intent. (PDF, 1-page, typed)

Provide a link to a 1-minute Video Introduction (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.)

Please use this video introduction to answer the following questions:

1. Tell us who you are.
2. Why are you interested in serving your community in an elected office and/or on a local board/committee?
3. What are your top concerns in your community that motivates you to serve?

Upload your most recent/updated professional resume, must include two (2) Professional References with contact information (PDF).

Upload one (1) Recommendation Letter from a North SA Chamber, Board Director (PDF). A list of BoDs can be found at https://bit.ly/NSAC_BoD.

Submit CLA Application & Pay Fee

Once submitted, you will be redirected to another Information webpage to pay the $50 Application Fee.

*Please note that the CLA Committee will select candidates based on class size limits/restrictions, qualifications, interview, & submission requirements. North SA Chamber will use its discretion including, but not limited to the selection criteria listed to identify candidates and reserves all implied and explicit rights in its decisions.

2021 North SA Chamber CLA Sponsor Form | CLA Information Sheet (PDF)

 

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