Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Enhance your leadership skills with the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

The Community Leadership Program is a dynamic, interactive leadership development experience designed to:

Provide a deeper understanding of our community
Each month participants are given a closer look at the opportunities and challenges in our community through the eyes of a wide variety of leaders from every sector of our community including education, community services, government systems, and economic development.

Share practical tools for effective community leadership
Each month participants will be introduced to practical, effective tools to help them better understand themselves and their personal role in influencing community change. We will use the Strengths Finder 2.0 Assessment, and discuss the concepts in Stephen Covey’s book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Participants will also learn key elements of community leadership including conflict resolution, working on teams, influencing change, and networking. We will read and discuss one habit each month.

Empower participants to be catalysts for positive change
Participants will develop strong relationships by networking throughout the seven-month program. They will also work with a small group to share creative ideas and develop a group project in an area of their choice.

Purpose
To empower participants to be catalysts for positive change by providing a deeper understanding of our community and by sharing practical tools for effective community leadership.

Program Cost 
$595 per participant
Early Bird Registration through September 18th: $495

Participants may pay this cost themselves or be sponsored by their employer, service club, organizations, personal sponsors, corporate sponsors, etc. Scholarship opportunities are also available.

Call the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce for details. Although the cost for participants is $595, the actual cost of this program is approximately $1,500 per person. The additional costs are underwritten by community support and sponsorship.

Time Commitment
A one and one-half day retreat in October
Seven full-day sessions, November – May
Community project meetings, as needed
Graduation
Participants must attend all sessions no exceptions

Applications/Nominations
Anyone who is interested in community involvement or enhancing their understanding of leadership is invited to participate. Applicants may apply on their own or be nominated by an individual or organization.

Applications are due by October 9th, 2015.

Fill out the application form. Submit two letters or recommendation one being from your immediate supervisor.

2015/2016 Schedule

Session 1: October 22-23
The Leadership Retreat is Thursday 12:30 PM through Friday 2:00 PM

Session 2: November 5
Community & Diversity
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 3: December 3
Conflict & Diversity
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 4: January 7
Education & Workforce Development
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 5: February 4
Government Services
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 6: March 3
Economic Development
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Session 7: April 7
Community Visit
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 Pm

Session 8: May 12
Tying It All Together
Thursday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Graduation: May 26
5:30 PM – 7:50 PM

Participants must attend all sessions


For more information contact Kerry our Communications Director at (715) 423 – 1830 or communications@wisconsinrapidschamber.com

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