river city leadership academy (RCLA)


The purpose of RCLA is to identify and involve tomorrow’s leaders.  Our goal is for you to gain leadership skills within yourself while creating effective changes in the future of our community.  Since 2009, RCLA has had over 90 top leaders from our community graduate and continues to refer other leaders to our academy.

Part 1: Discovery

Explore Your Community 

Explore and discover Post Falls, Kootenai County, and Idaho treasures.  Learn about current issues, hot topics, and opportunities that affect us as citizens and business leaders.  A full day is dedicated to the topics listed below: 

  • Culture / History  
  • Economic Development & Tourism
  • Service/Non-profit
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Water
  • Government/Media
  • Public Safety

Part 2: Education

Customized Classroom Training

In addition to the 80 hours of community exploration, the Post Falls Chamber is proud to provide 16 hours of customized classroom training led by a personal development coach and certified facilitator. (4 evening classes) 

  • The Principles and Qualities of Genuine Leadership
  • Clarifying Performance Expectations
  • Building Team Pride and Purpose
    Developing Team Agility (Day to Day Tools)


"I am a passionate advocate of the RCLA program after completing the program in 2011. I had a good idea what the program was about, but it was much more than what I expected. I was able to engage in discussions with established leaders, go behind-the-scenes at the region’s key institutions, build my leadership skills, and create a lasting network of contacts and friends. Participating in a meaningful group project to give back to our community was one of the most rewarding aspects of the program"

Cindy Jordan, Jordan Sales and Service

“RCLA has been one of the best programs I’ve been a part of in my 24 years in Law Enforcement. The camaraderie is second to none. To be able to be in a program with such respectable, professionals from every facet of the community is an excellent experience. It was amazing to me how much goes on in this community that I’ve worked in for so long. I had no idea….The year flew by and I only had one regret. I wish it would have lasted longer. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in attending.”

Pat Knight, Police Chief of Post Falls Police Department

Better Connections.

With your chamber membership, you will receive multiple opportunities to build connections with other business as well as with the community.

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