Enrollment now open for the second year of the professional development program
We are excited to announce that enrollment in the second Leadership Dearborn class is now open! We kicked this program off last year and graduated 12 new leaders here in Dearborn County. It was a fantastic inaugural class. They met a number of local leaders, participated in non-profits and were integral in the formation of a new county-wide workforce development initiative! This year we are bringing it back and focusing on adding to the professionalism and structure of Leadership Dearborn.
The structure of the program will be a 10 month workshop which meets at least once a month to focus on different aspects of leadership. The future leaders will take part in 60-90 minute seminars focused on various pertinent topics ( ex. How to manage/coach, Delegation, Project Management, Performance Reviews, Communication skills, etc.) Another focus will be non-profit participation. Exploring what various organizations do, how to get nominated to and participate in a Board of Directors, meeting with local governments to find out about projects and participation in steering committees. Lastly time will be spent with local business leaders in order to learn the economic drivers of Dearborn County. Additionally throughout the course the class will be working together on a project of their choosing to solve a problem they identify that will help Dearborn County. We will recognize them and their progress at the Chamber Annual Dinner in November.
The cost of the course will remain $450 for the year. This includes ten months of leadership training and a Myers-Briggs personality type indicator for the participant as well as recognition of your organization for sponsoring that individual.
Registration will close on February 28th. We will be announcing the participants on March 1st at the annual Get Energized luncheon and the first class will take place on March 13th. Classes will generally take place the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30 – 1. To enroll call the Chamber at 812-537-0814 or the United Way at 812-537-2009.