Leadership Northern Utah Academy


For many years, Leadership Northern Utah has been inspiring community leaders and connecting them with the programs and people who can help them succeed. The participants in this program gain a unique understanding of what it means to be a leader in addition to becoming aware of difficult issues going on right now in Northern Utah.

This program gives those who are interested in the community the tools and environment to voice their opinions and make the changes they want to see happen in Northern Utah’s future. Leadership Northern Utah is looking for people who are motivated about being involved in the community to participate in this one-of-a-kind program.

About the Program

Leadership Northern Utah Academy is a year-long leadership program designed to develop informed problem solvers and responsible leaders. This program also allows participants to establish business relationships in a forum for idea exchange. Participants are encouraged to take action in addressing the needs of the community. Specific program elements that are addressed include:

  • Government Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Relationship Building
  • Small Business

Program Overview

  • Two (2) day retreat in mid-September
  • Monthly education sessions – third Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Small-group projects (may require additional time)
  • Community immersion with tours and presentations of various businesses and organizations within Weber County.

Expectations of Participants

  • Attend and actively participate at the entire retreat in September.
  • Attend and actively participate in all scheduled education sessions. (Participants are allowed one missed education day.)
  • Actively work with small-group to prepare and execute a project day for the entire LNU academy. This consists of community service, leadership training, professional development, activities centered around success in the workplace, etc.
  • Approach the year with an open mind ready to learn, grown, and develop personally and professionally.

Framework for Education Sessions

AM: Leadership TrainingWorking LunchPM: Community EngagementExtras
Presentations & Professional DevelopmentNetworking & Group Project DiscussionsCommunity Immersion in the following areas:
- Non-profit
- K12 Education
- Higher Education
- Government
- Medical
- Business (Manufacturing, Retail & Service Industries)
1. Group Service Project

2. Business Bootcamp with the group project framework to guide the process.

2021 Scheduled Dates

August 21, 2020Orientation Brunch
September 17-18, 2020Retreat
October 16, 2020Workplace Culture
November 20, 2020Marketing & Branding
December 18, 2020Conflict Resolution & Managing People
January 15, 2021Public Speaking & Communication
February 19, 2021Lawmaking & The Utah State Legislature (at the State Capitol)
March 19, 2021Leadership Project #1
April 16, 2021Leadership Project #2
May 21, 2021Leadership Project #3
June 18, 2021Graduation (Tenative)

Cost and Scholarships

The yearlong program, which includes a two-day retreat in mid-September, costs $1,000.

Scholarships may be available from the Chamber’s  Women in Business Committee and the Ogden-Weber Technical College Custom Fit Training Program.

If you’re interested in signing up with Leadership Northern Utah, or for scholarship information, call the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce today at (385)-264-7633!

Academy Application Nomination