Chamber To Begin Leadership Academy

The Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce they are accepting nominations for an adult leadership program to begin in January, 2019. JD Forward Leadership Academy is an eight-month program offering an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing our community.
“JD Forward Leadership Academy is designed to cultivate, inspire and educate our community’s leaders,” said Sonya Miller, President of the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Chamber. “It is aimed at igniting the future leadership of the community to advance Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County.”
The Leadership Academy is designed to expand your leadership capacity through immersion into the realities and opportunities of our community, provide opportunities to collaborate with the top community leaders and organizations, develop deep relationships with a network of diverse colleagues, gain valuable insight into the most challenging issues facing our community and ignite change in our community.
Applicants must have an interest in furthering his/her knowledge about Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County and community leadership and commit to full participation in the JD Forward program. The program requires a major time commitment; be sure you can make this commitment before applying. The participant’s employer must be willing to pay up to $450 and allow employee time off to participate.
Nominate yourself or someone else in the community who will benefit from the class by sending name of person nominated, employer, and contact information (phone number and email address) to Andrea Taylor at ataylor@jeffdavisjda.com. Nominations will be received July 1 through Dec. 1. All nominations will be reviewed by the Chamber Leadership Committee and participants will be selected in December, 2018.

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