Southwest Michigan First believes, that at our community’s core, the ultimate catalyst for growth is the ability to identify, engage and empower the right people. We must take a bold approach to developing the human capital required for a sustainable future.
First 50 is an exclusive, in-depth coaching experience that pairs proven leaders from around Southwest Michigan with emerging leaders for a year-long mentoring experience.
This year-long experience gives young leaders extraordinary access to examples of legacy and strategic leadership. Our next generation will learn many seemingly intangible skills that transformational leaders display. Our goal is to intentionally prepare the next generation of Southwest Michigan leaders who will shape its companies, not-for-profits, governmental institutions and schools.
Class of 2012-2013
In our endeavor to create interdisciplinary leadership throughout the region – leaders that serve their companies as well as the community in roles that best fit their talents, gifts and abilities – our team is currently in process of identifying its second annual class of 50 mentors and 50 emerging leaders.
The application for becoming a part of First 50 is available exclusively online here.
Once your assessment is complete, a member of the First 50 leadership team will contact you to discuss next steps. We look forward to growing our impact on this region together.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Tim Terrentine.