March 04, 2014
Leaders in action
Applications for Leadership Action, one of two new leadership development programs launched by the Chamber this year, are due this Friday, March 7, 2014. Driven by increased demand for leadership development from area businesses and non-profits, Leadership Action joins five other programs in the Chamber's Cincinnati USA Leadership Programs suite. Accepted participants will focus on one project each year grounded in the community priorities that have already been articulated by the Bold Goals of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Agenda 360 and Vision 2015.
Leadership Action will help the participants move beyond the confines of their organizations to become involved in the way public policy and decision making occurs in the complex environment of the community setting. The participants will learn methods to analyze the current state of affairs, ways to benchmark against best practices in other regions, ways to work effectively on highly diverse teams and ways to achieve results in a conflicted environment in which no single authority can unilaterally impose a solution.
A project based program, Leadership Action is an extension of the Chamber's premiere leadership program Leadership Cincinnati.
"From the Crayons to Computers program which is now a national model, to the Cincinnati Free Pharmacy program that changed Ohio law, the projects we touch in Leadership Cincinnati are extremely rewarding, but also very involved," said Dan Hurley, Director, Leadership Cincinnati. "What Leadership Action will allow us to do is to take a group of committed leaders and concentrate solely on a project and move the needle on it, without having the traditional classroom leadership component," he added.
"As a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati, I can attest to the depth of the projects that take place in the program," said Alexandra Shirey, CFO, Champion Windows. "Just one of the projects that I worked on was a feasibility study of shared services between the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Leadership Cincinnati and now Leadership Action are programs focused on proven leaders who are able to drive results and be ready for even bigger challenges in our community in the future," she added.
20+ leaders drawn from the talented ranks of local businesses and not-for profit organizations will be admitted in to the program. Graduates of Leadership Cincinnati, WE Lead and C-Change are especially encouraged to apply.
The program will run for 12 months, May-April. Application deadline is March 7, 2014. Program cost is $4,000. Application fee is $50.
Want to learn more about the Chamber's leadership curriculum? Check out Josh Pichler's Feb. 9 article or visit the Chamber's Cincinnati USA Leadership Programs page.
For more information, contact Dan Hurley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-579-3141.