Perry chamber launches new leadership development initiative

Staff reportNovember 1, 2013 

Two years after putting its Leadership Perry program on hold, the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce is launching a new initiative aimed at leadership development.

The Perry Leadership Institute, which has been one year in the making, will expose participants to key community issues and teach them to think critically about those challenges and how they tie back to specific leadership components, according to a news release. The program will focus on communication, collaboration, leading community change and group-decision making.

The program was developed in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. Its goal is to educate current and emerging leaders on how leadership development and engagement can affect economic growth in Perry, the release states.

The first eight-month course will start in January.

Classes will be held once a month, with most lasting from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuition is $500 for chamber members and $650 for nonchamber members. Tuition for nonchamber members includes a one-year membership to the chamber at the individual level. Two partial scholarships are available.

Those interested can pick up an application at the chamber, located at 101 Gen. Courtney Hodges Blvd., Suite B, Perry, or download one online at www.perrygachamber.com.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 29.

For more information, contact Vicki Mosteller at 478-987-1234 or vicki@perrygachamber.com.

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