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LEAD Tazewell County academy scheduled for next month

The Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce LEAD Tazewell County, Leadership Academy, will start  Monday, January 27, 2014.  The leadership development program will consist of an orientation, 12-class sessions, 1-team building retreat, 4-group tours, individual attendance at their choice of Town Council, Board of Supervisors and/or School Board meetings, as well as a team project and graduation.  This intense academy will assist in building future leaders and help them to understand the make-up and diversity of our economy and what drives us to succeed. 
Sponsors for the leadership academy are:  Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, Clinch Valley Medical Center, CONSOL Energy, Dominion Resources, Southwest Virginia Community College, SunCoke Energy and TrustPoint Insurance.
LEAD Tazewell County's mission is to identify and help develop local leaders.  The Richlands Area Chamber plans to accomplish this mission by bringing together a diverse group of individuals who share a commitment to positive change in Tazewell County and by helping participants to:

Understand and appreciate different styles of leadership
Learn about the present infrastructure of the county/towns
Become aware of critical issues affecting the future of Tazewell County
Set and achieve goals

The 2014 class topics include:
·         Styles of Leadership
·         Community Trusteeship
·         Appalachia-State of Mind
·         Generational Identity
·         Government Overview
·         Economic Development
·         Financing Local Government
·         Cultural Economy
·         Agriculture & Minerals
·         Community Conversations
·         Education
·         Law Enforcement
Individual tuition for LEAD Tazewell County is $250, which covers all materials, meals, the orientation, the team building retreat and graduation.  Applicants must be 21 years of age to participate.  The application deadline is January 17, 2014.
The success of LEAD Tazewell County will only be made possible through individual participants in the program.  For additional information and an application contact:  The Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce, 1413 Front Street, Richlands, Virginia  24641.  Phone:  276-963-3385, Email:  richlandschamber@roadrunner.com
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