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Leadership Harlingen

Leadership Harlingen



Leadership Harlingen Application

Download Leadership Harlingen Application here.

Monthly Program Sessions (September-March/April)
An orientation reception will be held at the end of August to serve as the kick-off for the program experience. The first full-day session will be held in September, with each following session being held on the second Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All dates are subject to change and times as approximate.

Class Project

The Leadership Harlingen class will organize a community service project as one of their sessions.

City Meeting and Non-Profit Meeting
During the nine-month course, participants will be required to attend one city meeting or non-profit organization board meeting. Participants are required to bring a copy of the dated agenda from the meeting they attend.


For Businesses

  • Provides employees with increased organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Exposes employees to new insights into the community
  • Provides new access to networks of community leaders and different resources

For Individuals

  • Provides in-depth education about Harlingen’s history, government, economy, social issues, quality of life, education, needs and opportunities
  • Introduces and encourages dialogue with other emerging leaders in the program as well as current influential community leaders
  • Provides experience in the concepts of community trusteeship and servant leadership
  • Provides the guidance and support for active participation in activities which contribute to the growth and betterment of the community
  • Prepares candidates for high-level leadership roles, professional and personal growth

Program Sessions

September 30th: Team Building

Participate in a team-building exercise with fellow students to step outside your comfort zone and demonstrate leadership.

October 28th: Non-Profit

Discover the various non-profit organizations within the community. Learn how you can contribute to the vast needs of the city.

November 18th: Healthcare

An inside look at what your elected city and county officials do for the city of Harlingen, with an opportunity to ask them questions.

December 16th: Education

Look into the ins and outs of how and why decisions are made for the children of the city, region, and state. Get an opportunity to talk directly with college president, Superintendent, school board and state board of education.

January 27th: Government

Explore the various health and human services available within our community from hospitals and rehabilitation centers to nursing homes and other medical facilities

February 24th: Law Enforcement

A behind the scenes view of local, state, and federal levels of law enforcement

March 31st: Port of Harlingen & AEP

An opportunity to go behind doors and discover the full range of services offered by the Port of Harlingen. AEP will provide you the how we obtain electricity and what happens during severe weather.

April 28th: Economic Development

There are many facts about Harlingen’s Economic potential, as well as other success stories that make our city stand-out

May 26th: Graduation Luncheon


*Sessions begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce (311 E. Tyler Ave.), unless otherwise specified.

Leadership Harlingen Application Download

For more information, please contact Lauren Campbell, Vice President: | 956-423-5440. 

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