For the Leadership Pensacola program to be truly meaningful, Class Members have a responsibility to participate fully. Attendance at scheduled functions, as well as interaction among class members, is essential to the total learning experience.
A participant who fails to attend deprives another interested applicant whom an opening was denied.
Applicants must be able to fulfill program attendance requirements as follows:
Full attendance is required at the Opening Retreat in August, the Weekend Retreat in October and the Closing Retreat in May. Failure to attend the mandatory sessions will result in dismissal from the program.
Attendance is expected for each full day session. The class sessions are held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A curriculum calendar is provided to each participant upon acceptance into the class to allow planning for the year.
Any portion missed in excess of two (2) hours (including lunch) will constitute a full day’s absence. Any portion missed less than two (2) hours will be considered a partial absence. Two partial absences will constitute one full absence. Any participant having more than one full absence (or equivalent), regardless of reason, will be required to complete one of the full sessions of the missed curriculum day with the following year’s class before being recognized as a Leadership Pensacola graduate. The same attendance policy applies to the make-up session.
Absences in excess of two full sessions (or equivalent) will result in dismissal from the class. The LeaP Curriculum Committee may make certain exceptions regarding attendance of these mandatory sessions for extraordinary circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, contact Caitlin Okrzesik or call (850) 438-4081, ext. 221.