Leadership Bartlesville is an issue-oriented leadership development program that informs, motivates, and increases the awareness of selected participants through seminars and interaction with community decision makers. The goals for the Leadership Bartlesville program are to develop participant awareness of the Bartlesville area, its problems, challenges and opportunities by examining the major systems which contribute to patterns of life in the area; to provide opportunities for communication among emerging and established leadership for public and private organizations, planning bodies and commissions; and to motivate and encourage participants to assume community leadership roles.

Leadership Bartlesville is open to all interested residents of the Bartlesville area and does not discriminate because of age, sex, race, religion, or national origin. Participants are selected on the basis of ability, demonstrated interest in the Bartlesville community, and insight for effective leadership.

Deadline & Notification

Deadline: July 9, 2018 by 5pm

If you have questions about the Leadership Bartlesville Program or this application please contact Sherri Wilt at the Chamber of Commerce. By phone at 336-8708 or by e-mail – Swilt@bartlesville.com.

All applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by July 20, 2018.


The program consists of a two-day orientation retreat which is mandatory, and nine monthly class sessions. The program requires a definite commitment of time on the part of each participant as well as their employer. If a class member cannot attend a scheduled session, they must notify the Program Chair 48 hours prior to that session. Members with more than one and a half sessions of absence from the Leadership Bartlesville program will be dropped from the program without a tuition refund, unless the Leadership Bartlesville Steering Committee chairman has previously approved absences above the limit. Excused absence requests must be submitted in writing.


  • You will grow personally and discover new leadership potential.
  • You will learn and increase your knowledge of the Bartlesville community.
  • You will meet new people – business and community leaders and will make lifelong friendships.
  • You will gain new perspectives and have an opportunity to share your experiences with others who have not heard your voice before.
  • You will reinforce and energize your commitment to community service, and you will be more effective in your business and community work.

Class XXVIII Program Schedule

August 20       5-7pm                                      Welcome Reception
August 23       8:30am-4pm                            Orientation Retreat (2 day – Mandatory)
& August 24   9am-1pm
September 6    8am-5pm                                 City Government
September 20 11am-1pm                               Connect luncheon
October 11      8am-5pm                                 Community Services
October 25      11am-1pm                               Connect luncheon
November 8    8am-5pm                                 Healthcare
December 6     8am-5pm                                 Education
December 11   5-7pm                                      Christmas Party
January 10       8am-5pm                                 Criminal Justice
February 7       8am-5pm                                 Economic Development/Large Business
February 28     11am-1pm                               Class Project planning luncheon
March 14         8am-5pm                                 Small Business
**April TBD   7:00am-5:30pm OKC             Bartlesville Day at the Capitol (Date will be determined closer to session, but trip will be held in the month of April**)
May 2              8am-5pm                                 Tourism and the Arts
May 7              8am-12pm                               Capstone Presentations


Class times are scheduled from 8am-5pm and Luncheon Session class times are scheduled for 11am-1pm, with exceptions noted.  Participants should plan to stay until the end of each session

Applicants must be available for brief interview on July 10, 11 or 12. Please click here to schedule your availability.

Tuition Fee

Tuition for Leadership Bartlesville is $850. After notification of acceptance, payment will be due on or before August 20, 2018. If tuition is not received, an alternate member will be named after the due date.

Leadership Bartlesville Class XXVIII Application

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