Executive Leadership Forum
The responsibilities of being a business owner are plentiful - managing daily operations, hiring quality employees, making things right with a less than satisfied customer – and these are just a few. In addition, you are thinking about where your business will be in 3, 5 or 10 years.
Being the best leader possible to your employees, customers and company takes dedicated time and effort. If you want to bring your business to the next level of performance, apply for the Executive Leadership Forum – the latest educational offering from The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce.
WHAT IS IT?
The Executive Leadership Forum is not your regular, run-of-the-mill leadership development program.
In this unique learning experience, you will be grouped with local leaders facing similar business challenges. Together, you will develop and coach one another to be the leaders you are meant to be. Speakers will be invited to address issues that are relevant to the group.
This group meets monthly for eight months with a trained facilitator to address their business challenges. The result is a long-term professional network where the learning continues past the end of the program.
COHORT BEGINS October 10, 2019
If you are a business owner or a senior leader in your company, this is structured for you. The application is available online with a submission deadline of September 15, 2019. Member rate to attend this eight month program is $1,999, nonmember $3,400. The Forum is limited to 12 attendees to ensure an optimal experience for all.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
A successful program is one that combines relevant trends for today’s business leaders with the top needs of the group. Hence, the program content is a joint design effort between the Chamber and the group.
The schedule begins with a focus on you and your development. Foundational pieces of your company’s success are examined. The final months are reserved for operational topics that are of high importance to the group.
Month 1: Owing and Executing Your Development Plan
Month 2: Leadership Beyond Management
Month 3: Defining Your Company’s Core Values
Month 4: Crafting Your Brand
Months 5-8: Group Selected Topics
* Subject matter experts are brought in as needed
MONTHLY SESSION AGENDA
Each monthly meeting follows a structured, facilitated process to ensure learning goals are met.
Welcome and review agenda
Share developments since last meeting and goals for current one
Presentation by industry/topic expert
Gain insight on challenges, concerns, struggles from group
Evaluation and Close
Review group actions and owners
Participants can expect a variety of outcomes.
- New business strategies and ideas
- Sharpened leadership style and skills
- Increased awareness of development areas
- Ability to provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner
- New ways of thinking about current business processes
- Stronger connections with other community business leaders
The application is available online with a submission deadline of September 15, 2019. Member rate to attend this eight month program is $1,999, nonmember $3,400. The Forum is limited to 12 attendees to ensure an optimal experience.