Greater Holyoke Chamber, HCC Announce Leadership Holyoke 2016
HOLYOKE — Leadership Holyoke — a comprehensive community-leadership and board-development program of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce — is back again.
Leadership Holyoke utilizes a combination of classes and practical experiences to help local business people develop their leadership skills, increase their knowledge of the community, and acquire the skills needed to serve as board members and community leaders. The series is made possible by PeoplesBank and the Republican.
The 2016-17 Leadership series begins on Sept. 23, consists of a weekly series of eight seven-hour sessions, and concludes on May 3 with a graduation ceremony at Holyoke Community College with a specialty luncheon prepared by the college’s culinary students. All sessions will be held on Fridays (except for the Boston State House trip) and take place at Holyoke Community College (HCC) and other locations throughout the city.
Each session will include a segment on organization and leadership skills, and a segment on community needs and resources. Faculty members from HCC will participate as instructors and facilitators, and community leaders will participate as speakers and discussion leaders in areas of their expertise.
Tuition is $600 per participant, due at the start of the course, and includes the fee for a continental breakfast each week, a bus trip to Boston, and the graduation luncheon. Sign up online at holyokechamber.com or call the chamber with any questions at (413) 534-3376.