In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ann Lisi of the the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, They talk about the revival of Leadership Worcester.
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and dozens of community leaders have come together to re-energize the popular Leadership Worcester program. The new program, which will begin in September 2015, will identify motivated individuals who aspire to take an active leadership role in Worcester and the surrounding towns and are interested in learning and honing new leadership skills for the long-term benefit of the community. The Leadership Worcester Class of 2015 will represent all sectors of the community—business, non-profit, education, and government.
The nine-month program will begin with a two-day overnight retreat that bonds the group, determines individual leadership strengths and challenges, and provides a general context about Greater Worcester, its strengths, and opportunities. The sessions will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from October to May, plus two evening networking events. Each session will explore a regional topic and will help participants acquire an understanding of how critical issues affect Central Massachusetts.
Since February 1, applications have been available online at www.LeadershipWorcester.com. Completed applications are due by the end of day on April 1, 2015. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by May 2015.
A nomination from an employer is recommended when an applicant is employed, and at least one letter of recommendation is required when an applicant is applying as a volunteer/resident or is self-employed. A limited amount of scholarship assistance has been made possible through the generosity of Worcester foundations, including Fuller Foundation, Stoddard Charitable Trust, Hoche-Scofield, George I. Alden, and the Fletcher Foundation.