To meet the challenges of our 21st century community, the Chamber of Commerce has established a new foundation for the cultivation and growth of inspired local leaders. A portion of the foundation is the Chamber Leadership Program. In order to meet the demands and challenges of this century, our community desires to develop the leadership potential of our citizenry. This program will allow high school students the opportunity to work in three critical areas: personal leadership development, inter-relation of civic/government organizations and strategic community vision development.
Group Dynamics include
Group must choose one of the seven problems to address. Groups will be awarded topics first come first serve. Group must complete Group Assignments, Timeline, Blog, Group Evaluation. The Project Package includes Presentation, PowerPoint, Media Story and Research Paper. This includes 4 work days.
Theme Days include
Tourism & Cultural Heritage
Medical & Health
Government Law& Justice
Business & Commerce
Graduation- Project Finale
Goal 1: Provide opportunity for high school students to learn and practice:
(1) personal leadership skills;
(2) personal perspective and life mapping skills (timelines, career goals, networking, life long education)
(3) interaction with community dynamics; and
(4) individual and community problem solving skills.
Goal 2: Provide a real world problem for leadership class to tackle in such a manner as to benefit the individual for learning leadership and problem solving skills while providing the community to benefit from having a new local “think tank” generating new ideas for solving local problems.
Goal 3: Provide opportunity for Leadership Class to engage as a civic group in an ongoing process for a community vision program that would include:
(1) review of community historical and cultural heritage strengths
(2) situation review of current community problems and strengths
(3) problem solving process for defining vision of community future.