Leadership Morton



Welcome to Leadership Morton, an affordable, local leadership program designed to instill leadership skills through discussion and examples presented by leaders throughout Central Illinois.  The program begins January 11 and runs through March 29.  Weekly sessions are from 8:00 - 10:00 am and only 25 students are selected for the program.





Program Mission and Goals

The mission of Leadership Morton is to develop business and community leaders by cultivating skills, awareness, and engagement through intentional learning experiences for the continual betterment of the Village of Morton and our employers.

The program identifies emerging leaders to protect the tradition of strong leadership for our community on a continuing basis by:

> Developing informed, skilled and vigorous leadership capable of understanding community, organizational, and corporate issues, interpreting facts related to the issues and influencing decisions based upon these facts;

> Preparing a number of committed individuals to assume responsible positions with non-profit, civic, citizen, and corporate organizations within the community; and

> Providing participants with a broad understanding of public issues, workings of state and local government, civic challenges facing all of us, and the role the community and organizations play in problem solving.


Participation in Leadership Morton is open to individuals who reside, work, or spend a majority of volunteer time in Morton and are employed by a member of the Morton Chamber of Commerce. A minimum of 20 participants with a maximum of 25 are selected annually for the program.


Leadership Morton class members are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety and participate in all activities related to the program. The privilege of acceptance into the program carries a substantial responsibility to be present and punctual.

It is understood that extenuating circumstances beyond a participant's control may impede attendance and punctuality. All class members must notify the Chamber Staff in advance if they are unable to attend a specific session in its entirety. Absence from any portion of the Leadership Morton program, may result in dismissal from the program.


Registration by December 15: $200 for Members, $250 for Non-Members
Registration after December 15: $250 for Members, $300 for Non-Members

Tuition covers all costs associated with the program including Strength Based Leadership book and online survey, speakers and content, Leadership Morton shirt, refreshments, light breakfast, one Rotary luncheon and one graduation lunch and celebration.

Refunds (less $50 for administrative costs) for this program are only offered prior to January 5, 2018.

2018 Session Speakers TBA

2018 Leadership Morton Sessions:

January 11 - March 29, 2018 (weekly on Thursdays)
8:00 - 10:00 am at Midwest Food Bank, 700 Erie Ave., unless otherwise stated

Leadership Topics & Opportunities:

Strength Based Leadership
Principled Leadership
Managing Conflict
Building Trust
Servant Leadership
Discovery of Non-Profits
Government Board Meetings
Village operations and Community Tour
Business Tours
Team Building