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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Deadline for Applying to Leadership Kanawha Valley is Sept. 12

The Leadership Kanawha Valley program, sponsored by Chesapeke Energy, runs from October through May. Classes are once a month, and participants can miss no more than one session.

The deadline for applying is Sept. 12!

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.

"Leadership Kanawha Valley is a fantastic opportunity to network and be a part of the community," said Susie Salisbury, vice president of community development at the Charleston Area Alliance. "It's a way to be a part of the region's future and truly make a difference."

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.

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


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