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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Leadership Kanawha Valley Now Accepting Applications!

The Leadership Kanawha Valley program, sponsored by Chesapeke Energy, runs from October through May. Classes are once a month, a participants can miss no more than one session.
The program is limited to 35 participants. The tuition rate is $495 for Charleston Area Alliance members and $595 for non-members.

CLICK HERE to download the application.

The program's objectives include developing, informing, training and enhancing committed, potential leaders to understand the issues and needs of our community; creating an environment that nurtures involvement in the community through volunteerism, service organizations and board appointments; and creating the opportunity for potential leaders to meet, establish rapports and maintain ongoing professional relationships.

The curriculum includes team building, time management, strategic planning, persuasion, media training, business etiquette and more. The program focus includes major industry, local government, area business, community development, public health, education, recreation and volunteer activation.

Applicants may be self-sponsored and self-nominated. In addition, community members may nominate individuals with leadership qualities for the program.

If you are not a Charleston Area Alliance member, we welcome you to join our organization through our Web site,, and receive the discounted tuition rate.

Contact Susie Salisbury at or (304) 340-4253 for more information.


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