• The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce officially introduced the Leadership in the Valley (LITV) program on Thursday, September 12th with their Kick Off Day.

    The inaugural Leadership in the Valley’s Kick Off day was a powerful one!
    The class of 28 co-horts learned more about themselves and each other through a series of StrengthsFinder exercises and team activities, including being introduced to a community project that each team will work together on throughout the program! 
    Six non-profits were selected from applications and co-hort teams will work closely with these organizations to facilitate their submitted project. 

    The six non-profits are: Community Thread, EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services, Hope House of St. Croix Valley, Sustainable Stillwater, Valley Friendship Club and Youth Service Bureau.

    The LITV program is designed to bring together emerging and existing leaders, and consequently their organizations, who welcome the opportunity to expand their involvement in community affairs and are willing to explore new leadership responsibilities in the community and enhance their personal leadership skills. Participants will form beneficial professional relationships, stimulate an understanding of the forces and trends affecting the area, and become involved with a community project.

    Nine day-long sessions over the course of 9 months will be devoted to in-depth exploration of various topics relevant to the greater Stillwater area. Participants are introduced to speakers and leaders from the area, onsite visits, field trips, hands-on-learning; all while weaving in leadership skills throughout the program. Check out the class schedule HERE.

    The program will conclude with a May 2020 graduation ceremony. The 2020 Leadership in the Valley class will be known as the founding graduating class! 


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