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Golden Triangle Leadership

 

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Golden Triangle Leadership (GTL) is sponsored by Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, Greater Starkville Development Partnership, and Growth Alliance. Our goal is to bring the leaders of the Golden Triangle together in order to strengthen the bond and development between all three regions. GTL will enhance the leadership potential of emerging and experienced leaders through 10 sessions from October until June. There will be one session each month, with the exception of two in October. These sessions are designed to offer a comprehensive, interactive experience for the participants, for them to learn about pertinent issues within our region, have networking opportunities with business leaders, and gain knowledge about our community. Sessions will cover team building, community development, economic development, industry, education, government, and media and leadership training.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring the leaders of the Golden Triangle together by providing networking opportunities and sessions that cover important community aspects and address varying issues within our community through tours, speakers, Q & A, and hands-on experiences, all while teaching the GTL class how they can be effective leaders and effectively solve issues within the Golden Triangle. 

Strong Communities

We believe that strong leaders build strong communities, and strong communities increase the quality of life for all. The Golden Triangle area resolves to continue as a thriving and highly productive area of Mississippi. The mission of Golden Triangle Leadership program is to provide networking, leadership development, community problem solving, and partnership opportunities for residents of the area interested in enhancing individual and community success.

Enhancing Leadership Potential 

GTL will enhance the leadership potential of emerging and experienced leaders through eight sessions from October until May ending with a graduation in June. Each session is designed to offer a comprehensive, interactive experience for the participants, for them to learn about pertinent issues within our region, have networking opportunities with business leaders, and gain further knowledge about our community. Sessions may cover team building, community development, economic development, industry, education, government, and media and leadership training; however, sessions will be tailored to the needs of the group. 

Time Required

There will be one session each month that will require the leaders to miss one full day of work. Our plans are to meet the third Wednesday of each month. Although this is time away from the office, the benefits of employees being involved in the GTL program are substantial.

Details

Cost of the program is $500, which is normally covered by the employee’s business. The cost helps to cover transportation expenses and breakfasts along with a snack and lunch that will be provided at each session. Please see the following attachment for the tentative schedule and application. Applications must be submitted by Friday August 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Applicants will be selected and will be notified of acceptance by September 7th, 2017. For further information, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce if you have any questions.

Deadline for Application: August 20th, 2018

 

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Tentative Schedule 2018-2019

 

September                                                             Meet and Greet (5:30pm-7:00pm)       

October 17th                                                           Team Building, Leadership, & Personalities

November 14th                                                    Agri-Tourism

December 12th                                                     Education

January 16th                                                          Local Government

February 20th                                                       Government- Jackson Day Trip

March 20th                                                              Industrial

April 17th                                                                    Media

May 15th                                                                    Military/ Law Enforcement

June                                                                             Graduation (11:30 am-1:00 pm)

 

*Please note that session topics and dates are subject to change. Immediate notification will be provided if a date change is made. Unless otherwise specified, each date is schedule to be an entire workday.

 

Golden Triangle Leadership 2018-2019 APPLY HERE: 

*Please note, you cannot save the form and come back later. It will delete if you leave the web page before clicking "submit".

If you choose to complete and submit a paper application, download one here.

Deadline for Application: MONDAY AUGUST 20TH, 2018


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Please include a letter of recommendation from your employer, endorsing your candiacy to participate in the program.
GTL Application 2018-2019 Part II Service Project Golden Triangle Leadership, is one of the premiere programs offered by three chambers of Columbus, Starkville, and West Point, MS. The goal is to develop leadership skills in the Golden Triangle’s men and women and to allow each the opportunity to get involved in community issues. Each year, the participants must complete certain criteria before graduation. One of these is the completion of a community project. The GT Leaders class members must work together as a team to complete a class project. The project is a vitally important team-building exercise designed to provide unity among the class, and it gives the class the opportunity to leave their mark on the Golden Triangle. The following are essential aspects that must be addressed when submitting a proposal for a class project: 1. The project must provide hands-on work for all class members and it must include tasks that all class members can complete together. 2. The project must be accessible to and for the benefit of the Golden Triangle citizens. 3. The project must be sustainable in that it will not need future maintenance or upkeep. In the event the project would need to be maintained after completion, there must be a plan for this in place. 4. The project must be able to be completed in an 8-month period, which is by the month of May. The class begins in September. 5. The project’s costs must be reasonable and must fall within the parameters of the class’ ability to raise funds for the project. 6. Projects cannot be primarily fundraising in nature. GTL cannot become a fundraising entity for an organization. Project total costs/expenditures usually range from $5,000 to $10,000. 7. Projects should be action-oriented, have value for the Golden Triangle and the team and not amount to busy work. 8. Projects may be from any field (education, human services, economic development, arts and culture, etc.) 9. Are not partisan or religious in nature. Project Proposal Provide a summary that details the purpose and scope of your project. Please submit a proposal utilizing the following guidelines: Name of Project – Provide a title that summarizes the purpose of the project: Project – Include an outline of what the community project is and how it will impact the Golden Triangle. How will the team define success of the project? What would be a measureable outcome? What are you asking the project team to do? How do you see their role? Needs Assessment – Describe why the project is needed and how it will have a positive and long-term impact in the community. Resources – Please detail anything that would need to be made available to the project. Explain in detail the resources necessary in order to complete the project including funds, in-kind resources, manpower, etc. Please note that you must detail how any excess funds you raised in connection with your project are to be designated. Otherwise, those funds will be donated to future GTL projects. Sustainability – How will the project sustain itself? Skills Needed – Please specify any talents and expertise that would be useful in order for team members to complete the project. Additional Information – Please briefly describe any additional information that might be helpful to better explain the project. Projects must be appropriate for implementation within the timeframe of September 2018 to May 2019.