For Immediate Release: 1Berkshire’s Berkshire Leadership Program Class of 2023 Now Accepting Applications

For additional information, please contact
Christine Hoyt, Director of Member Services

For Immediate Release

1Berkshire’s Berkshire Leadership Program Class of 2023 Now Accepting Applications

Berkshire County, MA – January 10, 2023 – 1Berkshire’s Berkshire Leadership Program (BLP) is excited to announce that the 2023 applications are open.

“The Berkshire Leadership Program is one of the most comprehensive ways to learn about the community and a great opportunity for additional professional development,” stated Christine Hoyt, 1Berkshire Director of Member Services and BLP Coordinator.

The Berkshire Leadership Program seeks, prepares, involves, and sustains individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to and competent in addressing community challenges and improving the quality of life in the Berkshires. More than 600 community-minded individuals have graduated from the program since its inception in 1997.

The Class of 2023 will kick off with a two-day retreat Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, which includes training in many facets of leadership, problem-solving techniques, and networking. The retreat is followed by weekly sessions held on Thursdays, May 4 – June 29, focusing on areas of economic development, healthcare, tourism, creative economy, housing, and community involvement.

The Berkshire Leadership Program is coordinated by 1Berkshire with the dynamic support of the volunteer BLP Steering Committee, composed of professionals from across the region who commit their time and expertise to develop and facilitate the entire program.

The deadline to apply for the Class of 2023 is Monday, January 23, 2023. The cost of tuition is $700; some scholarship dollars are available.

The application and a full program schedule can be found at:

Please contact with any questions.

About 1Berkshire

1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, to work, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers, as well as works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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