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Leadership New Albany is a community leadership development program offered by the New Albany Chamber of Commerce to existing and emerging leaders. This 8-month program takes participants on a journey to increase their knowledge of New Albany’s past and present, and gain a better understanding of the New Albany business, economic, civic and government landscape. Local leaders share business and leadership insights through presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions and behind-the-scenes tours.

The ideal participant is a mid- to high-level leader with significant career and community achievements. Leadership New Albany seeks applicants who are willingly to commit the time, energy and resources necessary to actively participate in, and graduate from the program.  The goal is to graduate leaders that are knowledgeable and informed about issues that affect New Albany.

Attendance is required so that the entire class receives a meaningful experience from their investment. Class members and their employers must be willing to commit the necessary time to fully participate in the program. To graduate, a participant may not miss more than one session and continued enrollment is contingent upon your company remaining in good status as a Chamber member and your continued employment with such member.

Sample Curriculum
Community Master Planning
Local Government
Economic Development
Health & Wellness
History, Arts, & Culture
PR & Media Training for Leaders
The Birkman Method Assessment
LEAD Now Training

Sample Class Schedule
January 18, 2023 8:00am-5:00pm
February 15, 2023 8:00am-3:00pm
March 15, 2023 8:00am-3:00pm
April 19, 2023 8:00am-3:00pm
May 17, 2023 8:00am-3:00pm
June 14, 2023 8:00am-3:00pm
July 19, 2023 8:00am-3:00pm
August 16, 2023 8:00am-3:00pm
*Dates subject to change

Tuition is $1,000. Tuition includes all materials and meals and is non-refundable. Chamber membership is required.

Application Process
Application period for the Class of 2023 opens September 16, 2022. Application deadline is October 28, 2022.

Contact or call 614-855-4400.



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