Leadership Tomorrow

Building, Connecting and Engaging Community Leaders

Learn more by calling (651) 408-5412 or email leadership@greaterwblfoundation.org




Leadership Tomorrow prepares, engages, and challenges participants through a 10-month long program combining leadership skills and community awareness. Participants connect deeply with each other, develop practical leadership skills, explore community leadership roles, learn about the needs, opportunities, and challenges facing our community, and meet and engage directly with leaders of the organizations working to address them. The outcome is increased leadership ability and passion, and an increase in our overall capacity to make our community the great place it is to live and work.



Tuesday, DEC. 17   |  4PM
Mahtomedi Schools District Center (1520 Mahtomedi Avenue)

Wednesday, DEC. 18   |  7:30AM
White Bear Country Inn (4940 US-61, WBL, MN 55110)

Wednesday, Jan. 8   |  7:30AM
White Bear Country Inn

Wednesday, Jan. 8   |  4:30PM
Mahtomedi Schools District Center

Leadership Tomorrow programming begins with an overnight retreat at the White Bear Country Inn, February 20-21, 2020 (noon-noon). Cohort members will then meet once a month from 11:00-4:30, through December 2020. Sessions are held at different locations around the community. Each session has a two-part focus: leadership and community topics.

An experienced leadership development consultant serves as facilitator for the program. A diverse group of community leaders serve as resource presenters and discussion guides for the community topics. Each participant will have two hours of 1:1 coaching, including a customized 360 process with the facilitator, and will complete the MCORE (Motivational tool) assessment.

2018 Cohort Members

2019 Cohort Members


                                                            LEADERSHIP TOPIC                            COMMUNITY TOPIC

Feb 20-21                                   

Understanding leadership style

History and demographics of
our community

April 2

The importance of developing others

Leadership in a diverse world

May 7

Stewarding your leadership well

Environmental stewardship

June 11

Engaging others in the mission, vision, and values

Civic engagement

July 9

Strategic planning that works

Economic and business development

Aug 13

Leading with clarity

Arts and culture

September 10

Applying your leadership style


October 8

Leading through influence

Human services

November 5

Emotional health as a leader

Health and wellness

December 10

Learnings and applications, reflections, and graduation



After completing Leadership Tomorrow, participants will be able to:

Recognize their leadership abilities: expertise, strengths, gaps.
Apply leadership concepts and practices in their workplace and/or in the community.
Appreciate the resources, organizations, cultures, challenges, and opportunities in the greater White Bear Lake community.
Step into new or expanded leadership roles within the community and/or with their employer.
Commit to lifelong learning and community engagement.

Tuition: $500

This covers all instruction, activities, program materials, meals, and graduation expenses. Partial scholarships are available and a separate application must be submitted to be considered for scholarship assistance.


Cohort members are expected to attend and actively participate in all 10 sessions, complete all assignments, and develop and present a personal, professional or community engagement project.

Application Process

Program participants (18-20 total) will be selected by the Leadership Tomorrow Recruitment and Selection Team. Every effort will be made to include representatives from business, government, education, nonprofit organizations, residents at large, and those bringing diversity to the program in areas including, but not limited to profession, geographic area, age, gender, and ethnic background.

Applicants are invited to complete an online application form after December 9, 2019. Brief interviews may be held with applicants. Individuals selected to be a member of the Leadership Tomorrow Cohort  will be notified by February 1, 2020.


Become a part of a team within your community, grow in leadership, and make a difference within your community.


Organizations who say it's important to develop leaders at all levels


Of organizations say they are effective at developing leaders

Baby Boomers are retiring each day



Of organizations say that their top priority is closing the leadership skills gap

Leadership Tomorrow is a program of the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation in partnership with the White Bear Lake Rotary Club, the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce, and White Bear Country Inn/Rudy’s Redeye Grill, with financial support from the F.R. Bigelow Foundation.