Sample Email Template to Send to your Boss
Subject: Leadership Opportunity with McLeod For Tomorrow
Dear [Insert Boss or Manager’s Name],
McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership Program is a 9-month professional development opportunity offered locally by McLeod For Tomorrow in partnership with University of Minnesota Extension. Program participants dive deep into relevant leadership topics and take exclusive tours of communities in McLeod County. Each program day consists of two parts: The first half focuses on leadership development with curriculum led by Extension educators, and the second half focuses on developing knowledge of the community assets located right here in McLeod County. Even though anyone who lives or works in McLeod County can participate in the program, it is limited to just 24 participants, and applicants are selected to ensure there is a diverse group of people from various communities, industries and demographics. The program started in McLeod County in 2007 and has over 265 graduates. Attendees go back to work with new ideas, a better understanding of their county and community and expanded connections.
I know that we would get the return on investment if I attended McLeod for Tomorrow’s Leadership Program! I am ready to put my personal and professional leadership skills to work, not only here at my place of employment, but in my community. University of Minnesota Extension research has even shown that for every $1 spent with McLeod for Tomorrow, $6.70 is invested in McLeod County. The cost to attend the McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership Program is $550, which is just $55 for each of the 10 sessions. This cost includes the training, site tours, lunches, networking and more.
I invite you to learn more about the program through the links below:
Leadership Program Agenda, Dates, and Locations: https://www.mcleodfortomorrow.com/leadership-program/
How McLeod For Tomorrow is Different: https://www.mcleodfortomorrow.com/bridging-capital/
More about McLeod For Tomorrow: https://www.mcleodfortomorrow.com/about/
Thank you for considering sending me to this local leadership program. With your permission, I would like to apply! Applications are only accepted until July 31, 2021. Please let me know if you have any questions or thoughts on this opportunity.
Additional Thoughts to Consider
- Get familiar with the program overall so you can answer questions about it.
- Know how you will work it into your schedule and if any special accommodations need to be made.
- If you know of others who have attended the program, get their perspective, too.
Questions Before Applying?
If you have questions about the McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership Program, please contact us. When you are ready to take the next step in your leadership journey, apply for our 2021-2022 Leadership Program, or share with a colleague!