- Last Updated on 02:03 PM 08/12/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Halifax County has community of entrepreneurial spirits. Known as a thriving business community, Virginia’s fourth largest county is an ideal place to live and work, according to the local chamber.
Leadership Halifax County is program sponsored by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce created to recruit and educate people with the skills and knowledge to inspire them to serve in leadership positions throughout Halifax County.
A maximum of 20 people will be selected from the applicant pool based on the application information and recommendations of two people who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s leadership performance and potential. Approval of the applicant’s employer is required.
Class participants will be selected to obtain the diversity of talent and experience to successfully represent Halifax County. In addition to the stated criteria, every effort is made to include representatives from business, government, education, not-for-profit organizations, citizens at large and those bringing diversity to the Halifax County Leadership program in areas including, but not limited to, professional, geographic, age, gender and ethnic background.
Tuition is $700 for Chamber members and $800 for non-members and is due by Sept. 30.
It is used to defray the program expenses and may be paid by the participant or the employer.
Applications are also available online at www.halifaxchamber.net. Completed applications are due on or before Aug.17.
The Leadership Halifax County topics to be covered:
• Orientation/team building/personality styles: Sept. 25-26
• Leadership skills: Oct. 10
• Economic development/history of Halifax County: Nov. 14
• Education: Dec. 5
• State government: Jan. 23
• Health care: Feb. 13
• Local government/judicial system: March 13
• Community services and visioning: April 10
• Graduation: May 8