Business professionals looking to enhance their leadership skills are encouraged to apply for the Leadership Charlevoix County program, now in its sixth year. Led by community leaders, the nine-month program will introduce participants to the various sectors of the county, the inner workings and needs of the region.
The nine-month course, running from September through May, will take participants throughout the county and includes sessions in:
· Connecting with Your Government
· Ethics, Culture & Philanthropy
· Building Your Toolbox
· Economic Development
· Education Today
· Health & Human Services
· Environmental and natural resources
· Where do we go from here? Putting newly learned skills to use
In addition to the monthly sessions, the course kicks off with an orientation and then an overnight retreat to Beaver Island. Participants will be matched with a mentor who will help open doors to personal and professional growth. The session culminates with a graduation ceremony in May.
Seats are limited and interested individuals are encouraged to complete an application soon. Tuition is $800 for the full course and includes materials, meals and other program costs. If the applicant’s employer/organization is not a member of the Boyne City, Charlevoix, East Jordan or Beaver Island Chambers of Commerce, the cost is $900.
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Leadership Charlevoix County is sponsored by the Boyne City, Charlevoix and East Jordan Chambers of Commerce with support from the Beaver Island Chamber. The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.