The COVID 19 pandemic is a time of crisis and the value of strong leadership and new leadership is being demonstrated. As you navigate these very challenging times, you undoubtedly are noticing staff who have leadership abilities stepping up and getting the job done.

Leadership Thunder Bay is a program that works to develop these staff into community leaders.

We understand that it’s hard to focus on the future right now, but we all know that this crisis will pass.

Now is an exceptional opportunity to hand pick these employees who are showing such great potential and have them join the Leadership Thunder Bay Class of 2021. Next year’s program will have focus on the COVID experience and the many leadership successes and lessons learned, while providing hands on community-based learning on a variety of important topics as usual.

The aim is to begin the program in September, and we hope that by that time things will have settled. If things have not settled sufficiently by then, we will wait until the participants can safely meet as a class of 24 – 26 individuals.

In the short term, all that we require from you is a commitment regarding the number of employees you will support to apply to the program. We encourage you to reach out to those special employees to discuss their participation. We can provide an orientation to the program via Zoom and there is a wealth of information available on our website www.leadershiptb.com.

This crisis has shown us that our community is in good hands. Let’s work together to ensure an even brighter future.