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Leadership Harlingen

Leadership Harlingen





Leadership Harlingen Application

Download Leadership Harlingen Application here.


Monthly Program Sessions (September-May)
The first full-day session will be orientation and will be held in November, with each following session being held on the last Tuesday of each month (except Nov. and Dec.) 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.



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

November 14, 2023: Team Building (Mandatory Attendance)

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

December 13, 2023: Non-Profit

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

January 30, 2024: 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.

February 27, 2024: 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.

March 26, 2024: Government

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

April 30, 2024: Law Enforcement

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

May 28, 2024: Port of Harlingen & Titan Fuel

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

June 25, 2024: Economic Development

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

July 30, 2024: 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 Alyssa Alvarez: | 956-423-5440. 

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