March 23, 2015

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-16 class of Leadership Southside.  The deadline for applications to be returned to the Chamber of Commerce office is May 29, 2015.

Leadership Southside, presented by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, is an interactive and informative program that offers skill building, leadership development, and an introduction to Southside Virginia.  The program is designed to identify and develop potential community leaders in order to build an alliance of the finest leaders for present and future leadership needs in the region.  The Leadership Southside program strives to bring together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who have demonstrated talent and commitment for leadership and expand that potential. 

Leadership Southside develops leadership skills by providing information, education, experience, and an open exchange of ideas.  Sessions have included leadership skills and development, team building, community issues and opportunities, leadership of a business, leadership issues in economic development and workforce development, leadership in education, effective communication, leadership of a nonprofit organization, cultural diversity, and local and state government.  This year’s program will incorporate civic and community engagement components aimed at connecting participants to the region at their point of passion.

Leadership Southside XXI will begin in August 2015 with an orientation and will be followed by 8 monthly programs.  The class will graduate in May 2016.

The tuition fee of $995 is used to defray the expenses of the monthly sessions and can be paid by the individual or the employer.  Limited financial assistance may be available upon request.

Applications can be requested by contacting the Chamber office at (434) 836-6990 or by emailing the Chamber at llawson@dpchamber.org .  Individuals can also nominate others for this program by contacting the Chamber office.

The deadline for applications is May 29, 2015.