Unleash your leadership potential

Applications are now available for the 2017 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. Download program description.

Applications are due March 3, 2017. 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 21st 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 (1st and 3rd Friday of each month) beginning in April 2017 (specific dates to be announced).  Please check the calendar for extended sessions. More than one absence jeopardizes graduation from Leadership Folsom.

Friday, April 7 and 21 TBA TBA
Friday, May 5 and 19 TBA TBA
Friday, June 2 and 16 TBA TBA
Friday, July 7 and 21 TBA TBA
Friday, August 4 and 18 TBA TBA
Friday, September 1 and 15 TBA TBA
Friday, October 6 and 20 TBA TBA
Friday, November 3 and 17 TBA TBA
Friday, December 1 TBA TBA


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 3, 2017 to communications@folsomchamber.com  Download an application here.