Smith Mountain Lake chamber to launch leadership academy
Program includes 12 months of training, networking
The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced the launch of its inaugural Smith Mountain Lake Leadership Academy, a 12-month program for emerging leaders.
The program will allow participants to meet and learn from area business leaders from a variety of sectors. Ten participants will be selected during the first year.
“The chamber is excited to present this forum to activate, connect and inspire emerging community leaders,” Christopher Finley, Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce executive director, said in a statement.
Applications will be accepted until Nov. 20. Tuition for the program is $750, which includes orientation, classes, networking mixers and graduation. Classes include leadership training, networking, site tours and team building. Orientation is set to start on Jan. 6, 2021, with graduation scheduled for Dec. 1, 2021.
The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce has 700 members and provides information, advocacy and support to the regional business community.