Walton County Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Applicants for Leadership Walton Program

Applications open for the 2023-2024 Class until September 1
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Previous Walton County Leadership Program graduates

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce is now taking applications for the 2023-2024 Leadership Walton Class online until Friday, September 1, 2023.

Since 2000, Leadership Walton has been training emerging and existing leaders in the Northwest Florida region. Leadership Walton is for men and women who have achieved leadership positions in their fields and are likely to be tapped for greater community responsibility.

The program is designed in eight monthly sessions, beginning with an overnight retreat. Each session thereafter focuses on skills, including team building, mentoring, communication, organizational leadership, government, time management, and servanthood.

There will be interactive field trips and tours of the area’s greatest assets. Students will also complete a Dale Carnegie professional training course and earn a certification.

Those enrolled will receive a mentor to guide them through this process and work on professional goals. The Leadership Walton program concludes with a graduation dinner ceremony. Graduates automatically become a member of the Leadership Walton Alumni to assist in the group’s continued education, networking, and community support.

Leadership Walton is a unique and innovative approach to the traditional community-based leadership model. The program is the result of planning by the Leadership Walton Visionary Council and promises to be a valuable resource for member businesses interested in building the leadership and management skills of their employees.

The program provides the opportunity to develop an individual’s leadership, entrepreneurial and team building skills, increase their value to their organization, and strengthen the community overall.

The cost to enroll in the Leadership Walton program is $1,500 for employees of Walton Area Chamber member businesses or $1,750 for future Chamber member businesses.

Tuition includes all course materials, assessments, supplies and refreshments. To enroll or learn more about the program, visit WaltonChamber.com/Leadership-Walton or contact Gabrielle Hamilton at gabrielle@waltonareachamber.com.


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