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Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Program

The Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is working on designing a program for:

Community Leadership

The program will be a dynamic, interactive leadership development program designed to provide a deeper understanding of our community, share practical tools for effective community leadership, and empower participants to be catalysts for positive change.

The programs Purpose
To empower participants to be catalysts for positive change by providing a deeper understanding of our community and by sharing practical tools for effective community leadership.

Key Skills and Knowledge Learned
- Organizational and community leadership skills
- Personal and interpersonal skills
- Local economic development and local/county economy
- The basics about local, county and state government
- A solid background on issues related to: Education, Health and Human Services, Governmental Systems, and Economic Development
- Hands-on Leadership Skills including: Conflict Resolution, Working with Groups, Influencing Change, and Networking

Who should participate?
- Anyone interested in community involvement.
- Anyone interested in enhancing skills of leadership.

What is the Time Commitment?
The proposed time requirement would be one 1-1/2 day retreat in the Fall, seven full-day sessions (once a month) November through May, community project meetings, and program graduation spread over eight months. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. This program will also provide participants with opportunities to interact with various community leaders.

Corporations, individuals, organizations or other businesses may nominate applicants. Forms will be sent directly to the nominated applicants when requested.

Tuition Fees
TBD early bird registration rate per participant. Early bird registration through September (based on due date listed on application)
TBD registration rate per participant

Partial scholarships may be available for non-for-profit participants to cover part of program cost. Any individual involved in a non-profit, non-governmental organization may apply. Selection will be done by the Leadership Advisory Board. Applicants are expected to show a commitment to the program through regular attendance. Class members will automatically be dropped, with no refund, after two (2) absences.

Contact Information
Ed Kane, Director of Leadership & Talent Development
Direct Line: 715.762 7203

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