Each year, the Leadership Stanly Steering Committee selects a class of gifted and highly motivated leaders for a series of seminars and retreats. Class members are exposed to regional concerns and opportunities through a series of discussion forums. The monthly programs are planned by experts in economic development, government, public works, transportation, education, and other fields. The programs focus on current decision-making and explores ways in which regional efforts may prove fruitful. Field studies and community awareness visits augment the curriculum.
The class members are required to attend the retreat in September and the one-day sessions generally held on the third Wednesday each month October through May. Class size is limited to 25-30. The program fee of $650 (chamber member) $750 (non-Chamber member) covers all costs for the nine-month period, including speakers, scheduled meals, lodging, materials, mailings, and the graduation ceremony for each participant and guest.
Members Selection Criteria
1. The Candidate must be a resident of or work in the Stanly County region.
2. The candidate's participation must be endorsed by his or her employer (employer shall be broadly construed to include all companies under a corporate umbrella, wholly-owned subsidiary, political entity, etc.) or sponsored by a civic or non-profit organization. The candidate and his or her employer must be willing to commit to the attendance policy as stated in the application.
3. If employed, the candidates participation must be approved by his or her Manager or Supervisor. If not employed, the candidate must have a letter or nomination from the sponsoring organization.
Download LEADERSHIP STANLY APPLICATION 2012-2013
All applications must be received in the Chamber of Commerce office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2012. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by September 4, 2011. If you are not accepted in this year's LEADERSHIP STANLY Program, your application will be retained for consideration in a future program.
For more information, call 704-982-8116