Motivating and Inspiring Community Leaders
We are committed to developing strong, visionary leaders. Leaders that can design the path, clarify the direction, and lead their team toward a future that's brighter and full of hope.
The following programs have been developed and/or hosted by the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce to support leadership development:
Klamath Community Leadership Foundation (KCLF)
The Klamath Community Leadership Foundation (KCLF) develops community and business leaders by creating, sponsoring, and promoting educational programs that build effective leadership networks and training opportunities throughout Klamath County, Oregon. This 501c3 non-profit foundation that offers financial support to students, individuals, businesses, and organizations seeking leadership training, organizational management, and professional development related educational opportunities. The Foundation improves and promotes Klamath County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Klamath curriculum, and develops educational workshops to meet the leadership and management training needs of both the business sector and non-profit organizations. Over the past seven years, KCLF has supported Ford Institute for Community Building Leadership Development Program projects, participated in the annual Leadercast event held at Oregon Tech, and supports the Klamath IDEA. Funding for KCLF programs comes from community fundraising activities, grants and program fees where appropriate. KCLF is a non-partisan, non-profit entity that fosters and supports leadership and entrepreneurial spirit in all sectors of the community.
Leadership Klamath identifies and motivates emerging leaders and develops their potential for community leadership by exposing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges facing of our area. For ten months, participants attend seminars, tours, lectures and briefings. We challenge participants to become more involved in Klamath County's decision-making process in political, social and business arenas.
Each May, we host Leadercast, a premier leadership event that has, in the past, hosted big names like John Maxwell, Steve Wozniak, and Rudy Guiliani. This leadership event motivates and inspires leaders to build a strong future for Klamath County.
For more information on any of our leadership initiatives, contact the Chamber via email or call (541) 884-5193