Golden Triangle Leadership
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 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.
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.
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.
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 19, 2019
Tentative Schedule 2018-2019
September Meet and Greet 5:30pm
October 16th Team Building
November 20th Leadership in Agri-Tourism
December 11 or 18 Leadership in Education
*Note: December session is not on the third Wednesday due to the Christmas holiday
January 15th Leadership in Media
February 19th Leadership in Government- Jackson Trip
March 18th Industry Day
April 15th Leadership in Local Government
May 20th Leadership in Military/ Law Enforcement
June Graduation Luncheon
*Please note that session topics and dates are subject to change. An immediate notification will be provided if a date change is made. Unless otherwise specified, each date is scheduled to be an entire workday.
Golden Triangle Leadership 2019-2020 APPLY HERE:
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Deadline for Application: MONDAY AUGUST 19TH, 2019