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 their community, and insight for effective leadership.

The deadline for completed applications is July 21, 2017. Mailed applications should be returned to the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Leadership Bartlesville, 201 SW Keeler, Bartlesville, OK 74003 and postmarked by July 21, 2017.

Deadline & Notification

Deadline: July 21, 2017

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 August 9, 2017.


The program consists of a two-day orientation, which is mandatory, and eight class sessions. The program requires a definite commitment of time on the part of each participant. 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 six hours 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.


  • 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 XXVI Program Schedule

August 21 5-7pm | Welcome Reception
August 24 8:30am-4pm & Aug.25 9am-1pm | Orientation Retreat- Mandatory
September. 7 8am-5pm | Community Services
September 21 11am-1pm | Connect luncheon
October 12 8am-5pm | City Government
October 26 11am-1pm | Connect luncheon
November 9 8am-5pm | Healthcare
December 7 8am-5pm | Education
December 12 5-7pm | Christmas Party
January 18 8am-5pm | Criminal Justice
February 15 8am-5pm | Economic Development/Large Business
March 1 11am-1pm | Class Project planning luncheon
March 15 8am-5pm | Small Business
**April 11 7:30am-5:30pm OKC | Bartlesville Day at the Capitol (tentative date)
May 10 8am-5pm | Tourism and the Arts
May 15 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

Tuition Fee

Tuition for Leadership Bartlesville is $850. After notification of acceptance, payment will be due on or before August 21, 2017. If tuition is not received, an alternate member will be named after the due date.

Leadership Bartlesville Class of XVII Online Application

Leadership Bartlesville Class XXVII Application PDF