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Leadership Northfield

A program designed to develop leaders who are informed, dynamic, invested and motivated.


Sept. 28 - Individual Leadership
Oct. 26 - Tourism, Arts & History
Nov. 16 - Health & Human Services
Dec. 28 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Jan. 25 - Education & Technology
Feb. TBD - Government, Law & Justice
Mar. 28 - Chamber Day at the Capitol
April 25 -
Economic Development
May 23-
Communications, PR & HR

Leadership Northfield was designed by the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism to help develop knowledge and understanding of our community, it's assets, complexities and potential. The intent is to empower and encourage participants to assume individual roles in community opportunities.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism would like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their support of this program:

  • Carlson Coaching
  • Northfield Toastmasters
  • Northfield Historical Society
  • Northfield Arts Guild
  • Communitiy Action Agency
  • Diversity Council
  • Northfield Public Schools
  • City of Northfield
  • Northfield Police Department
  • Northfield Enterprise Center
  • Neuger
  • Aurora Pharmaceuticals
  • Rice County Attorney

Session Agenda
8:30am - Networking & Light Breakfast
9:00 - Welcome & Announcements
9:15 - 10:30 - Session 1
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
10:45 - Noon - Session 2

Communities need leaders who not only understand the future, but also help create it.  Leadership Northfield enables candidates to learn about Northfield's resources, strengths, and opportunities.  Leadership Northfield is a nine-month program that begins in September and ends with graduation in May.  Classes are held the fourth Thursday of each month from 8:30am - 12:00pm.  Each session provides an in-depth look at nine key elements of our community: education, economic development, government, healthcare, public safety, technology, communications, community culture and diversity.

WHO SHOULD APPLY:  People interested in developing their personal, business, and community leadership skills.  Class size will be limited to 20 participants.

WHEN: Monthly sessions, the fourth Thursdays of the month from September to May. Leadership requires a serious commitment.  Attendance is imperative and participants are expected to commit to attend all sessions with the exception of an emergency or illness.  Each participant is also expected to attend and participate in the service project.

WHERE: Most sessions  will be held at the Northfield Police Department @ 1615 Riverview Drive | Northfield.

COST: $700 - Chamber Members; $1000 - Non-Chamber Members.  Tuition is payable at the time a participant is accepted to the program.  Scholarship opportunities are available.

Session Descriptions

What's your leadership style? Participants will learn how to tap into their potential as well as a session on public speaking. There will also be info on the Group Service Project.

Congratulations to the
Class of 2021 - 2022!

Rebecca Peterson - Aurora Pharmaceutical
Jane Bartho - Northfield Chamber of Commerce
Jarid Finstuen - Community Resource Bank
Laure' Benjamin Miller - Benjamin Bus, Inc.
Lisa Peterson - Northfield Chamber of Commerce
Lynette Peterson - City of Northfield
Mark Elliott - City of Northfield
Mary Kriesel - Premier Bank Minnesota
Melissa Hanson - City of Northfield
Natalie Draper - City of Northfield
P.T. Haider - City of Northfield
Tiffany Wright - HomeTown Credit Union

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