Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Leadership Program Announced with EDC and Chamber Partnership

Developing leaders and utilizing their talents for the betterment of the community and their employers is the goal of the Emerge Owensboro, which was announced today as a joint program of the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation.

Emerge Owensboro is a nine-month curriculum that will expose participants to community issues as well as teach leadership skills. The class is open to any resident of the community and Chamber members are encouraged to apply.

"Owensboro and Daviess County are on the edge of many positive developments," says Chamber President Jody Wassmer, "and it's important for people to learn and grow with the community."

"Local business and industry tell us they need employees who have workplace leadership skills and that will be a big focus for Emerge Owensboro," explains Economic Development Corporation President Nick Brake.

A full-day program titled "Looking Out, Looking In, Looking Ahead" will start the program on September 10th. Most classes will consist of half-day sessions on the second Thursday of each month through May 2010. Participants are also expected to attend the monthly Chamber of Commerce Rooster Booster Breakfast. Class members will have a number of required activities, including a group project.

The tuition cost for Emerge Owensboro is $395. Class applications can be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website here and returned by July 17th. Class notification will be made by August 14th.