Leadership Bartlesville is an issue-oriented leadership development program of the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce 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.

The deadline for completed applications is  June 30th at 5pm. Completed applications can be submitted on-line or can returned to the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Leadership Bartlesville, 201 SW Keeler, Bartlesville, OK 74003. If mailing, they must be postmarked by June 30, 2021.


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.  Due to the highly competitive nature of the program, the class size is limited to no more than 25. If a class member cannot attend a scheduled session, they must notify the Program Chairs 48 hours prior to that session. Members with more than 1.5 sessions of absence 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. Your company that you work for must be a current Chamber Member.

Class XXXI Program Schedule

(Session topics may switch but dates are set)

August 16 | 5-7pm | Welcome Reception

August 19 at 8:30-am-5pm & Aug. the 20 8am-1pm | Orientation Retreat- Mandatory

September 9 | 8am-5pm | Community Services

September 21 | 11am-1pm | Connect luncheon

October 7 | 8am-5pm | City Government

October 26 | 11am-1pm | Connect luncheon

November 11 | 8am-5pm | Healthcare

December 9 | 8am-5pm | Education

December 16 | 5-7pm | Christmas Party

January 13 | 8am-5pm | Criminal Justice

February 10 | 8am-5pm | Economic Development/Large Business

February 24 | 11am-1pm | Class Project planning luncheon

March 10 | 8am-5pm | Small Business

**April 13 | 7:30am-5:30pm OKC | Bartlesville Day at the Capitol (tentative date)

May 12 | 8am-5pm | Tourism and the Arts

June 9 | 8am-2pm | Capstone Presentations

June 9 | 6pm-9pm | Graduation at Chamber’s Annual Gala and Awards


Participants should note times and plan to stay until the end of each session.


Applicants must be available for brief interview. Please click here to schedule your availability.


All applicants will be notified by mail of acceptance or non-acceptance into the program by August 1, 2021.

Tuition Fee

Tuition for Leadership Bartlesville is $975. After notification of acceptance, payment will be due on or before
August 13, 2021. 
If tuition is not received, an alternate member will be named after the due date.

Sponsoring Organization

Nominees for the Leadership Bartlesville program must have the support and commitment of their sponsoring business or organization. The signature of the sponsoring organization is necessary as an indication of support of the nominee’s participation in Leadership Bartlesville, and understanding of the attendance requirements and expense involved.


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.

Leadership Bartlesville Class of XXXI Online Application

Leadership Bartlesville Class XXXI Application PDF

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