Chamber Accepting Nominations For 2013-2014 Leadership Chattanooga Class

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for applicants for the 2013-2014 Leadership Chattanooga class.

Leadership Chattanooga is a 10-month leadership development program that identifies people of promise in early- or mid-career, familiarizes them with community issues and services and develops their leadership skills to prepare them for prominent business, cultural and political roles.

Coordinated by the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation, the program is informative, challenging and motivational, providing interaction with the community’s top leadership and familiarity with key agencies and institutions and community service team projects. Each month, the Leadership Chattanooga class focuses on aspects of leadership and community issues.

“The Leadership Chattanooga program is designed to increase awareness of community history, local needs and the importance of excellent leadership,” said Julie Baumgardner, executive director of First Things First and chair of the Leadership Chattanooga Curriculum Committee. “We expose participants to the big picture, help them identify their leadership skills and encourage them to think critically about the issues.”

Nominations for the 2013-2014 class may be submitted by an individual, company or organization by March 8. Individuals are welcome to nominate themselves. Nominations may be made online at www.chattanoogachamber.com/leadership.

The Chattanooga Chamber makes a diligent effort to select participants who represent a cross-section of the community in terms of sex, race, age and occupation. A maximum of 40 people have the opportunity to participate in the program each year.

Once a prospective participant is nominated, he or she will receive instructions for accessing the online application by mail. Reference statements by the applicant’s employer and an individual of choice are required to complete the application. A hard copy of the application should be returned to the Chattanooga Chamber no later than April 9.

For more information about the Leadership Chattanooga program, please contact Diane Parks, Chamber director of leadership and community development, at 423 763-4353 or dparks@chattanoogachamber.com.

 


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