Unleash your leadership potential

Applications are now available for the 2015 Leadership Folsom.

Limited to only 25 participants, Leadership Folsom will connect you to key players in our community and develop the necessary skills to keep Folsom strong.

Applications are due March 6, 2015. Download an application.

Leadership Folsom Purpose

Leadership Folsom is an experience offered to those members of our community who have an interest in further developing their personal leadership capabilities and knowledge of Folsom, as community where its features as a city, hub of commerce, environment for education, and a place for recreation work in harmony with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for it residents, workforce and visitors.


The Leadership Folsom experience draws upon adult learning pedagogy including lecture and presentation, discussion, subject immersion, engagement, role play, student as teacher, site visits and brief readings.  Additionally, the legacy of a “class community project” will be undertaken by participants.

Class Community Project:  In past Leadership Folsom classes, participants have developed a project as a contribution to our wonderful community.  While the project is intended to make a contribution to some element of the community, the class experience of building a team, recognizing the skills and diverse contributions of each member, project management, “getting it done on time and budget” and resolving conflict along the way are all leadership skills you will encounter, and hopefully, benefit from.  We will have an opportunity to discuss this project at length on Friday, April 24th and as needed throughout the duration of our meetings.

When Leadership Meets

Leadership Folsom meets Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m. twice per month beginning in April 2015 (specific dates to be announced).  Please check the calendar for extended sessions. More than one absence jeopardizes graduation from Leadership Folsom.

Friday, April 10Friday, April 24 Granite CenterGranite Center Intro, Leadership ProfileClass Project, Building the Team
Friday, May 8Date TBA Folsom Police DepartmentHarris Center for the Arts Law Enforcement, City Emergency Ops CenterFuture Folsom 2015
Friday, June 12Friday, June 26 Granite CenterFolsom Prison Technology VisionImpact of Institutions on Communities
Friday, July 10Friday, July 24 Granite CenterFCUSD Headquarters History of FolsomImpact of Education on Community
Friday, August 14Friday, August 28 Granite CenterCity Zoo Sanctuary Health Care in Folsom PanelHow Recreation Builds Community
Friday, September 11Friday, September 25 City Park – Lion’s ParkFolsom Fire Station 35 Reflections on ServiceFire Department
Friday, October 9Friday, October 23 Granite CenterIntegrated Service Operators Policy Perspectives PanelInfrastructure and Communities
Friday, November 13Friday, November 20 Granite CenterCity Council Chambers Policy Perspectives PanelSitting in the Seat
December TBA TBA Graduation Luncheon


Tuition is $895  for 16 interactive sessions, plus a graduation celebration. A $100 deposit is required with application.
*Note: No person should let tuition costs prohibit his or her application. Please contact the Folsom Chamber for payment plan and partial scholarship options.

Apply Now!

Applications are due Friday, March 6, 2015 to communications@folsomchamber.com  Download an application here.