• Leadership Adirondack Program


    The ARCC is excited to announce that our Leadership Adirondack Program is coming back! We have partnered with Catamount Consulting to offer a robust program consisting of leadership training class time, paired with industry tours throughout our region.
    Catamount Leadership Training believes that understanding human behaviors and valuing relationships are the pillars on which highly engaged cultures are built upon. With Gallup reporting that nearly $500 billion dollars is lost annually in the United States due to unengaged teams, it is Catamount’s mission to provide the young leaders of our community with not only the knowledge, but the tools necessary, to develop compassionate, emotionally agile and high performing teams within their organizations.
    This program is designed for individuals who demonstrate a potential for community leadership and a sincere commitment, motivation and interest in serving the community in which they live or work.
    “The ARCC is thrilled to introduce the revamped and elevated Leadership Adirondack program for the Fall of 2022 facilitated by our partners at Catamount Consulting. After putting the program on pause during the pandemic, we are excited to offer a full, in-person program for this year’s participants.
    Leadership Adirondack has been a staple of our organization for over 30 years and has been a vital part of shaping leaders in our region. The emphasis of our updated program will be on Servant Leadership. The skills and knowledge imparted during the Leadership Adirondack training program will help those future leaders have a greater community impact with the aim of shifting our business culture to incorporating an attitude of service in leadership roles across the region. I am a proud graduate of the program and still cherish my experiences with my fellow classmates.
    Good luck to all of the participants of this year’s class!”
    - Marc Monahan
    Regional Executive SVP, NBT Bank
    Chair Elect, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
    Applications will be made available starting July 1, 2022. Stay tuned for more information.
  • Leadership Adirondack (LADK) Logo - A community leadership program of the ARCC
  • Thank you to our Leadership Adirondack 2022-23 Sponsors



  • About About

    Leadership Adirondack is a dynamic, interactive program that provides skill development and community immersion experiences that enables participants to grow personally and professionally as they explore issues and opportunities in Warren & Washington County.

    Through a combination of class time and industry tours, Leadership Adirondack develops the leadership potential of participants and builds a solid foundation of informed, action-orientated, productive employees and citizens.

    For the 2022-23 program, the ARCC has partnered with Catamount Consulting to offer a comprehensive program on leadership development.

    Leadership Adirondack unites individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds to learn more about themselves as leaders and how to best serve their organizations and community where they live, work and play. The ARCC is proud to continue the legacy of the Leadership Adirondack program.

    Advisory Committee Advisory Committee

    A volunteer Advisory Council contributes each year to the direction of the program. In addition, each application is reviewed and approved by the council before the candidate is selected to participate. The council is made up of the Chamber President/CEO and program Alumni. 

    2022-23 LADK Advisory Committee Members
    Name Business
    Russ Antonacci TD Bank
    April Boucher Community, Work & Independence (CWI) Inc.
    Ryan Haig Amsure
    Bridget O'Neill The Queensbury Hotel

    Eligibility/Commitment Eligibility/Commitment

    Eligibility: Leadership Adirondack is for individuals who demonstrate a potential for community leadership and a sincere commitment, motivation and interest in serving the community in which they live or work. They show potential for advancement to top leadership positions within their organization, which may result in significant influence on important issues and challenges facing the community. In addition, the participant has the time to fully complete the program with the full support of their organization and intends, upon program completion, to seek roles on community boards or committees, key volunteer leadership positions, or public office.

    How to Apply: More info coming soon... Application deadline is July 31, 2022.

    Program Tuition: Information coming soon...

    Benefits Benefits

    Participant Benefits

    • Increased understanding of the critical issues and opportunities affecting the community/region.
    • Gain new and lasting friendships from a network of participants who come from different backgrounds and diverse interests.
    • Gain access to top leadership in the region.
    • Achieve the inspiration to address community challenges and produce change.
    • Strengthen leadership skills and management techniques through personal development training.


    Employer Benefits

    • A more informed employee with enhanced business opportunities via broadened community/region exposure and networking.
    • Awareness and appreciation of diversity in the workplace.
    • A new camaraderie with community leaders with access to decision making circles.  


    Community Benefits

    • Informed and enlightened citizens.
    • A talent pool of trained leaders who can be called upon for collaborative decision making.
    • Citizens who are motivated to serve and make a difference.