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From the President’s Desk (August 2023)

The Value of Leadership Programs

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As fall begins, an annual tradition for our community ramps up. (No, it is not parade planning which seems to be on the top of everyone’s mind) It is the Leadership Morristown class.

Now, why is this so important to us at the Chamber? If a community does not strive to continue to identify and develop leaders, that community could end up like others that lack leaders with an understanding of the community they represent and a clear vision of how to take that community into the future.

The comments are always fun to hear from leadership graduates, but they commonly include “I’ve lived here all my life and never saw, knew or heard that.” A big portion of the program is education on what exists in your own community. If you don’t understand what we have, it is very hard to appreciate it. The program also includes an opportunity to meet our current leaders from many facets of the community, and these current leaders are anxious to encourage and sup-port new and upcoming leaders.

Unfortunately, the 2023 program which will kick off on August 9 is full, but keep your eyes and ears open for the 2024 program next spring!