Leadership Tech Valley
A shared initiative of the Regional Chamber with the Chamber of Schenectady County, Leadership Tech Valley is an interactive program that provides skills development and community immersion experiences that enable participants to grow personally and professionally as they explore issues and opportunities in the Capital Region through a series of nine thought-provoking session days. Leadership Tech Valley develops the leadership potential of participants and builds a solid foundation of informed, action-oriented and productive employees and citizens.
Is to develop and inspire leaders to serve and strengthen our Capital Region Community.
Is to ensure a continuum of informed, inspired and engaged community leaders.
The program begins with a two-day overnight retreat in early fall to begin leadership training, personal development and the team-building process.
Nine subsequent sessions are held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first or second Friday of each month from October through June, followed by a graduation ceremony. Monthly sessions are themed around various elements of our community to serve as a catalyst for expanding awareness in economic development, community service, diversity, media, education, government, health care and the arts, culture and recreation.
Components of the sessions include keynote speakers, panel discussions, tours and interactive learning opportunities. Each session offers a unique opportunity for participants to have an inside look at some of the area’s most innovative organizations; connect to top business, government and civic leaders; and enhance their professional networks.
Leadership Tech Valley unites individuals from diverse fields and backgrounds to learn more about themselves as leaders and how to best serve their organizations and community.