Leadership Brandon

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Leadership Brandon is a community leadership development program of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Its purpose is to:

  • Identify community leaders of diverse backgrounds
  • Develop their potential and nurture their desire to accept civic responsibility and roles of leadership in the community
  • Expose the participant to the challenges and opportunities that currently face the Greater Brandon area
  • Open a dialogue between emerging and current business and community leaders
  • Familiarize the participants with some of the processes and programs available for individual involvement in the community

Leadership Brandon Alumni Association is a diverse organization that inspires, supports and enhances community leadership through development of our members. It encourages social networking and involvement to ensure our community is served by our leadership.

Leadership Brandon class members are chosen by a selection committee comprised of community and business leaders including Leadership Brandon Alumni. Applications are kept strictly confidential.

Individuals selected will be:

  • Representatives from businesses, government agencies, community service organizations, etc., who are willing to devote the time and energy necessary to complete a program with a rigid attendance policy
  • Individuals with sincere commitment, motivation, and demonstrated interest in serving their community
  • Individuals having the potential for advancement to leadership roles within organizations which may play a significant role in the community
  • Persons who live or work in the Greater Brandon area and are interested in, or intending to seek civic oriented leadership roles in the community

Leadership Brandon is a series of seminars, tours and interactive presentations concentrating on various phases of leadership development and community awareness. Specific topics and meeting times vary but will include:

  • Team building and leadership styles
  • National, state and local government
  • Tourism and economic development
  • Public and private education
  • Law enforcement and the criminal justice system
  • Print and electronic media
  • Arts and recreation
  • The role and impact of MacDill Air Force Base in Hillsborough County
  • Transportation issues
  • Social issues
  • National Security

Leadership Brandon requires a serious commitment of time and energy. Day-long sessions are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. Attendance is mandatory at the opening retreat and closing retreat. Leadership Brandon attendance is closely monitored. Two excused absences are allowed during the monthly day sessions. The Chamber must be notified in advance of any absence.

Scholarships are available. Scholarship application details will be sent with the application packet.

For more information about the Leadership Brandon program contact:

Rick Lewis
President & CEO
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce
(813) 689-1221

 

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