Accelerate Siouxland Application

Accelerate Siouxland is a regional leadership development program that familiarizes community members with Siouxland’s vast resources (natural, human, economic, political, religious and ideological) to spark new connections and ideas that enhance the well-being of area residents and their communities. Participants become informed citizens of Siouxland and take on a practical project designed to benefit the region.

Participants will gather on the second Thursday of each month from September through April in various locations throughout Siouxland to engage materials such as Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, and Unconscious Bias which together result in an attractive micro-credential to showcase your personal development. Cost of the program and all materials is $925 which will be due upon acceptance to the program. Registration for our 2024-25 cohort is open until August 10.


Please submit names and email addresses of two professional colleagues to request a reference letter.

Payment of $925.00 due upon acceptance to the program

Attendance at all Accelerate Siouxland sessions is a requirement. The Accelerate Siouxland Executive Committee reserves the right to drop any participant from the program who has unexcused absences or require other ways to make up hours.

  • I understand the commitment of the Accelerate Siouxland program and, if selected to participate, I will attend all eight sessions in their entirety and will commit the time and energy necessary to make it a successful experience.
    • Session 1: September 12, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Session 2: October 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Session 3: November 14, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Session 4: December 12, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Session 5: January 9, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Session 6: February 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Session 7: March 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Session 8: April 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Part of the Accelerate Siouxland program includes the completion of a class Community Service Project. I understand that although the majority of the project will be completed during class sessions, there may be times when I need to meet outside of the sessions to complete the project.
  • I understand that I am expected to serve and strengthen my community upon completion of this program.
  • I also understand that submission of the application does not guarantee selection into Accelerate Siouxland.
  • I have received full support from my employer to participate in the program if selected, which includes the time required to participate in Accelerate Siouxland.
  • I understand that I am a representative of my employer, my community, and NWC during all program sessions.