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  • Leadership Fairbanks is a program facilitated by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce designed to empower emerging and established leaders to expand their skills through exposure to challenging ideas, insights from community leaders, lively discussion, and personal reflection. Participating in Leadership Fairbanks is an inspiring experience where you will develop lifelong relationships with leaders in our community while learning the skills necessary to become a valued leader in your organization and in our community.

    About 27 leaders are selected to participate in nine day-long sessions - once a month for nine months.

    Applicants must be able to attend 8 of the 9 sessions (dates are listed below) and come to each session prepared to contribute by asking questions and sharing their unique perspectives.

    All participants must demonstrate the following:

    • Passion for the people and future of our region and a personal commitment to help improve the quality of life in the Fairbanks area.
    • Commitment to the community through current and past activities.
    • Willingness to commit the requisite time and energy to complete the program, which requires the full support of their organizations.

    Successful Leadership Fairbanks applicants routinely go on to hold influential leadership roles and positively change the future of our community.


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  • Registration period for the class of 2023-2024 is open.

    Registration closes Friday September 15.

  • Prepare to answer the following questions: 

    1. What are you hoping to achieve from this program? 

    2. What experience do you have with leading people or teams? 

    3. What professional development or skill are you most proud of, and why? 

    4. What is your leadership philosophy? Note - you don't have to be a current leader to have a philosophy. 

    5. How will honing your leadership skills benefit you. your organization, and the greater Fairbanks area? 



    $2,160 - Chamber Members

    $2,360 - Non-Chamber Members



  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023

    Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    Wednesday, January 17, 2024
    Wednesday, February 14, 2024
    Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    Wednesday, May 15, 2024
    TUESDAY, May 21, 2024
    Graduation Ceremony 11:30 - 1:00




  • Events & Programs Coordinator

    Elora Swan