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Mission: “Identify, develop and educate a diverse group of leaders to ensure economic success for the Thomasville-Thomas County community.”

 

 

WHO WE ARE

Leadership Thomas is a program of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce. It cultivates a diverse network of emerging and experienced leaders committed to improving the community. With the support of program graduates and the business community,  Leadership Thomas has conducted leadership programs since 1981.

 

BENEFITS

Participants will:

  • Interact with leaders from the various sectors of our community (business, government, non-profit, industry)
  • Learn from “unlike” minded people to build strong professional relationships
  • Develop an awareness and participate in discussions of the challenges and opportunities in the community by examining major relevant business, government and social issues
  • Enhance understanding of your personal leadership style to grow into higher-level roles, both in the work place and in the community
  • Deepen your company’s profile with community, business and government leaders through visibility and commitment to community success
  • Learn how you can make a difference in the Thomasville-Thomas County area

 

TUITION - SCHOLARSHIPS – PAYMENT PLANS

  • Tuition for Leadership Thomas is $1,000 for Chamber members and $1,500 for all non-members.  Cash, check or credit card accepted.  Tuition payment plans are available.
  • Partial scholarships are offered based on need.  The LT Board is committed to providing scholarship assistance. Requests are submitted with the LT Class application.

 

PROGRAM COMMITMENT

Participants must:

  • Have full support from their sponsoring organization/business
  • Give the time necessary to complete the program
  • Maintain a personal commitment to Thomasville-Thomas County and to Leadership Thomas after graduation

 

CURRICULUM

The program begins with an orientation in June, followed by an overnight retreat in August, continues with monthly sessions and a graduation ceremony in June. The sessions present activities and hands-on experiences related to leadership topics i.e.: economic development, government, the arts, healthcare, human services, justice, law enforcement and environment.  A Class Project is completed the year after graduation.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Attendance at the opening retreat is mandatory. Participants must attend monthly daylong sessions, attend one: school board meeting, city or county commission meeting, and participate in a class project.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Only 15 participants are selected on their own merit from written applications submitted to the Leadership Thomas Selection Committee.
  • For application, please click here
  • Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2017
  • Those candidates not accepted are strongly encouraged to re-apply in subsequent years.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lauren Radford, Executive Director

lauren@thomasvillechamber.com  OR

Christina Reneau, Assistant Director

christina@thomasvillechamber.com

229.226.9600    

 

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