Leadership Chemung

Leadership Chemung is designed to develop individuals for future leadership roles in Chemung County and the Southern Tier by broadening their knowledge and awareness of the community, and honing their leadership skills. The program, now in an innovative virtual format for the 2021-22 session, is celebrating more than three decades of inspiring future leaders in our community.

During this extensive educational experience, which runs from Fall through Spring each year, participants attend class sessions covering a variety of topics. Upon completion of the program, the Chamber holds a graduation ceremony for participants, sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company.

Classes, taught by local business leaders, have covered the following topics:

  • County History
  • Listening Skills & Communication
  • Community Revitalization
  • Multi generational Interaction
  • The Business of Education
  • Team Building
  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership Intelligence
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Making Your Case
  • Technology and its Effects on Leadership

Additionally, participants are asked to complete a group volunteer project for a local nonprofit organization. The volunteer projects are always a highlight of the program for their positive impact on the Chemung County community.

In the Chamber’s Lower Level Board Room, the history of Leadership Chemung is on display to celebrate those who have answered the call to lead, with photos of class members dating back to 1988.

Leadership Chemung is overseen by a committee of business community members, many of whom are graduates of the program, dedicated to continuously developing helpful and dynamic curriculum. For a roster of committee members, please CLICK HERE.

Candidates must submit an application with two references to be reviewed by the Leadership Chemung Committee. A maximum of 24 individuals representing a cross-section of the community will be selected to participate in the program. For an application, please click here.

For more information, please contact the Chamber at (607) 734-5137 or info@chemungchamber.org.