"Serving the County of Wise, the City of Norton, and the Towns of Appalachia, Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, Pound, St. Paul, and Wise."

9 February -Forward Wise County Applications Deadline

02/09/2018 5:30 pm

FACT SHEET

FORWARD WISE COUNTY 2018

A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE WISE COUNTY / CITY OF NORTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

Founded in 1989, Forward Wise County is a leadership development program sponsored by the Wise County Chamber of Commerce.  Each year the program graduates approximately 20 citizens interested in working toward a better Wise County/City of Norton.

 

What is it?

                Forward Wise County’s mission is to identify and help develop local leaders.  We plan to accomplish this mission by bringing together a diverse group of individuals who share a commitment to positive change in Wise County and the City of Norton by helping the participants to


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Understand and appreciate different styles of leadership


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Learn about the present infrastructure of the county/city


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Become aware of critical issues affecting the future of Wise County and the City of Norton


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Set and achieve goals

 

How can I participate?


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Applicants must be 21 years old


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Applications may be picked up at the Wise County/City of Chamber office located at 765 Park Avenue, Norton


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Preference will be five to residents of Wise County and the City of Norton


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Applications are due February 9, 2018

 

2018 Topics include:



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Economic development


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Work style assessment


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Local government


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Community trusteeship


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Education


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Leadership skills


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Public relations


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Criminal justice system


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Boardsmanship & more!


 

What does it cost?

                The $250 covers all materials, refreshments, the retreat, and the commencement exercise.  In many instances, employers are willing to pay the cost of tuition.

 

How does it work?

                Orientation will be held February 26, 2018.  A mandatory one day retreat will be held Saturday, March 3.  Classes will begin March 5 and will be held each Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for 11 weeks and includes one Saturday field trip.  Forward Wise County will conclude with a graduation luncheon on May 24. 

 Download applications Here 

Please send an application to: 

Name____________________________________________________________________________________

Daytime Telephone__________________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________________________________

Email Address______________________________________________________________________________

Please Return to: Wise County Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 226, Norton, VA 24273

Telephone (276) 679-0961

Email Wisecountycoc@verizon.net

Fax (276) 679-2655