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 allow you to develop the necessary skills to keep Folsom strong. Leadership Folsom 2017 description.

Applications are due March 17, 2017. Download 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 Thursday, April 27th and as needed throughout the duration of our meetings.

When Leadership Meets

Leadership Folsom meets Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. twice per month (2nd and 4th of each month) beginning April 13, 2017.  Please check the calendar for extended sessions. More than one absence jeopardizes graduation from Leadership Folsom.

Thursday, April 13 and 27 TBA TBA
Thursday, May 11 and 25 TBA TBA
Thursday, June 8 and 22 TBA TBA
Thursday, July 13 and 27 TBA TBA
Thursday, August 10 and 24 TBA TBA
Thursday, September 14 and 28 TBA TBA
Thursday, October 12 and 26 TBA TBA
Thursday, November 9 and 23 TBA TBA
Thursday, December 14 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 17, 2017 to Shelley Mitchell at smitchell@folsomchamber.com  Download an application here.