The 2022 class of Leadership Vance is forming now. Applications will be taken until Jan. 21.
The program is designed to create a corps of informed and dedicated emerging leaders in the community as it educates and challenges participants to become more involved in their county.
The class is limited to 20 people, and participants will be informed of their selection by Tuesday, Feb. 1, according to information from the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce.
Orientation will take place on Feb. 15, 2022. Sessions in March include a business/economic development on Mar. 1 and leading a healthy & caring community on Mar. 15.
A typical program day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 5 p.m. on two Tuesdays each month through July.
In addition to monthly sessions, class members are required to attend several public body sessions and a graduation ceremony. Each session is planned by a steering committee member. The sessions provide participants with a sense of issues relevant to the day’s theme.
Participants are introduced to the key leaders in each environment, conducted through a series of discussions, lectures, group discussions and tours. Leadership skills are challenged in a variety of simulation exercises.
Tuition is $500 for Chamber members and $750 for non-Chamber members and includes all training materials, meals, travel, graduation and diploma.
Contact the Chamber office 252.438.8414 to learn more or to request an application.