Cruising in a C-130 airplane, experiencing a surge of 911 emergency calls during a record snowstorm and discovering hidden architectural treasures in downtown Charleston aren’t the typical assignments you’d find in a business curriculum.
But for participants in the Charleston Area Alliance’s Leadership Kanawha Valley program, these experiences are business as usual.
Leadership Kanawha Valley is now accepting registrations for its 2012-2013 class and space is limited.
The program aims to develop, educate and nurture future leaders in our region and engage them and today’s leaders in making the Kanawha Valley an excellent place to live and work. “The program’s objective involves developing, informing and training potential leaders so they understand the issues and needs of the community,” said Susie Salisbury, the Alliance’s vice president of community development.
“It looks to create an environment that nurtures involvement in the community through volunteerism, service organizations and board appointments.”
Leadership Kanawha Valley, sponsored by Chesapeake Energy, creates the opportunity for potential leaders to meet, establish rapport and maintain ongoing professional relationships.
Applicants may be self-sponsored and self-nominated. In addition, community members may nominate individuals with leadership qualities for the program. Classes start in October and run through May.
The tuition rate is $495 for Charleston Area Alliance members and $595 for future members. The fee covers all expenses for the program. Leadership Kanawha Valley is limited to 35 people.
Those interested in joining the 2012-2013 class should contact Salisbury at (304) 340-4253 or SSalisbury@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org