We are now accepting applications for the Leadership Steuben Class of 2024!

    Get the application for the Class of 2024 here

    The application deadline is December 29th


    See the 2024 class topics and schedule here

    Get a sharable one-page summary of the program and facilitator information here


    Classes are held on Wednesdays, from 9:00 am to 12 noon, every other week.  Leadership Steuben is a 10 class/20 week program.

    The first class will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2024.  The Commencement will be Wednesday, June 12th.



  • Leadership Steuben Program

    The Leadership Steuben Program, sponsored by the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce and SUNY Corning Community College Workforce Education and Academic Pathways, is an experiential training program committed to developing key leadership characteristics. The program consists of a multi-faceted curriculum that includes innovative modules focusing on the importance of partnering, effective presentation and communication skills, visioning and team building, as well as strategic and tactical planning. This professional development is recommended for individuals with a proven desire and commitment to enhancing their skills and knowledge, in preparation for obtaining critical leadership roles in their professional and personal lives.

    Participants are selected on the basis of ability, leadership potential, interest in the community, willingness to commit the time and energy to complete the program, and having the full support of the sponsoring corporation or organization.



  • We are pleased to announce the facilitator for Leadership Steuben in 2024:

    Dusty Hewit


    Dusty Hewit is the owner and principal at Long Run Communications. Companies and organizations hire him to facilitate leadership and entrepreneurship trainings, develop and execute communications plans, and manage marketing programs.

    He lives in Corning with his wife, family and three cats. They have one child in college in Vermont who is training to be a teacher and another finishing high school and plotting his post-grad moves.

     “I really care a lot about leadership development because in my mind, it goes straight to the heart of why we’re here: having an impact and leaving a legacy. Leading effectively is one of the best ways I know to make a difference, and that’s important to me.”




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