“Leadership Belton was a fantastic opportunity for me as a new business manager to learn about our community, meet a lot of wonderful people, and it provided an excellent platform for us to give back to our community” – John Burgess IV, Harper-Talasek Funeral Homes
Leadership Belton is an excellent source for learning leadership skills. This 10-month program focuses on three key elements: community awareness training, leadership training, and team building.
Participants meet monthly and visit key locations around Belton and Bell County for a behind-the-scenes look at non-profit organizations, industrial businesses, governmental entities, and quality of life opportunities. Each meeting day is packed full of tours and talks with a particular professional service in mind, leadership panels, and have a specific focus for the day such as Education Day or Social Services Day.
In addition to visiting great locations, participants receive leadership training from the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, an elite curriculum designed with the working professional leader in mind. The training offers a look into personal goals, time management, strategies for working with a group, personal success development and more.
“Giving me the opportunity to learn about our great community and to work on a diverse team to serve others and honor our men and women in blue, Leadership Belton was an amazing experience that I would encourage all to participate in!” – Angellia Points, City Engineer and Director of Internal Services, City of Belton
Another element of the program which has proven successful is the team building component. The class is divided into groups and asked to select a short-term or long-term project within the community of Belton that ultimately has a lasting impact. The groups are given a mentor who is a past class participant to help advise, counsel, coach and assist the team through the project process. The projects are funded by donations obtained by the team. The goal is for the group to use the different dynamic personalities in it to accomplish a significant project together.
Do you have someone ready to take the next step to become a leader? If so, Leadership Belton is here to make that difference. For more information on how to participate, contact the chamber at 254-939-3551 or e-mail at email@example.com.