How do I apply?
Please complete our online application here. Contact Laura Cust if you have any questions.
What is the deadline for applications?
Applications must be received by November 30th.
What is the cost of the program?
The tuition cost for the class is $2,300.
Are full scholarships offered for non-profits?
The cost for non-profits is $1,500. We offer a $500 scholarship assistance, however, partial scholarships are offered on a competitive basis.
What is the class size?
We accept up to 34 applicants into the program each year.
How often does the class meet?
The class starts the end of January with an all-day Opening Retreat. We then meet once a month (excluding August) with a graduation at a local venue in November.
What is the length of time for each class session?
We typically meet from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Are we allowed to miss any sessions?
You may have two excused absences, with an opportunity for a make-up.
Are there any group or class assignments?
At the opening retreat the class will be put into 4 teams. Throughout the year each team will be responsible to take photos of different locations throughout Morris County.
Each team will also be responsible for organizing a community service project which will be implemented before graduation.
Also, each individual will be responsible to present a 3 minute board report on a non-profit in our area. This is required before graduation (this will be explained in more detail at the Opening Retreat).
CLASS OF 2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE*
1/31 | Opening Retreat
Morris County 101 - Who’s Who and What’s What?
Boardsmanship 101 - What For, How to and Why Me?
2/13 | Economic Development
Where’s the space?
3/12 | Criminal Justice
Who’s in jail and why?
4/16 | Media Relations
What makes news in Morris County?
and County Government
Trash, transit and taxes?
5/13 | State Government
What’s doing in Trenton and how is it being done?
6/16 | Health Care
How healthy can we afford to be?
7/16 | Human Needs & Services
Are Morris County’s safety nets strong enough?
9/10 | Environment
Can bucolic Morris County survive?
10/15 | Education
Are we getting what we’re paying for?
11/5 | Choice of the Class
The Class of will identify a timely issue to explore.
11/19 | Graduation Dinner
* Dates and times to be confirmed before each session.
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
325 Columbia Turnpike - Suite 101
Florham Park, NJ 07932 (MAP)
Our Mission: The Morris County Chamber of Commerce collaboratively advances the interests of its members to champion a thriving business and community environment.
Our Vision: Creating member experiences that foster exceptional business success and quality of life.