Leadership Williston was developed
and implemented by the Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Education and
Leadership Committee “To Train and Empower Williston’s Future Leaders.”
Using the community as a
classroom, candidates participate in critical Issue Days led by community
experts in a variety of formats, including panel discussions, tours,
presentations, and hands-on workshops. Planned sessions will cover Leadership
Skills, Ethics, Public Speaking, County and City Government, Education,
Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Law Enforcement and Judicial Systems,
Media, Legislative Process and Political Involvement, Tourism, Arts and
Leisure, Natural Resources and Economic Development.
Leadership Williston may be just
the tool to accomplish many of your personal and professional goals. Newcomers
to the area and long time community members participating in the program both
comment that they are enlightened beyond expectation and equipped to become a
part of the solution to the many challenges that face our community. LW
concerns itself not only with “what you know” but also with “who you know.”
That winning combination moves many important projects from concept to reality.
A full day session with an
Orientation Luncheon will launch the program in October. It continues with half-day
sessions every other Wednesday and concludes in April with a graduation
ceremony open to the public.
The cost of the program is $350
and is often underwritten by the applicant’s employer. Scholarship funds may be available.
Leadership Williston Benefits for the Employer:
Is Leadership Williston a good fit for growing a specific individual in your company or organization? Consider these benefits, not only to the participant, but to the life of the business or organization that supports their participation in the program.
Would you like your employee to get a good glimpse of their work personality, leadership style, and how they might better utilize the valuable role of others in your workplace? Would someone else pointing out their strengths and weaknesses be helpful? Would a discussion about the complexity and importance of ethics serve your interests?
Would it be nice if your employee had a more mature understanding of the complexities of your real world business or organization? Would it be helpful if that employee were equipped to offer realistic versus simplistic solutions for the challenges you face?
If your employee had improved public speaking skills, both prepared and impromptu, would you be better represented to your clients?
If your employee became familiar with who’s who in the many sectors of Williston’s economy, could he or she network more effectively to improve your effectiveness among them?
If your employee understood the colorful history of Williston, would he or she be more likely to see the changing present with hopeful eyes?
Would completing a field project build additional skills into your employee that would transfer into increased productivity for your workplace?
You are literally hiring community experts to use Williston itself as the classroom to develop your employee through panel discussions, tours, presentations, and hands-on workshops. Consider the impact Leadership Williston could have in your workplace, and sponsor an employee.