CLIMB (Chamber Leadership Initiative: Mentoring For Business)
Rochester Chamber believes that informed, interconnected individuals can inspire inclusive success, helping to grow our economy while facing some of this community’s toughest challenges.
In Summer 2017, Rochester Chamber launched the CLIMB (Chamber Leadership Initiative: Mentoring For Business) program, seeking young professional employees from local companies that display:
- Serves in guiding roles within their organization/community
- Determined to achieve goals and inspire others through bold and purposeful action
- Dedicated to lifelong learning and understanding of critical issues
- Demonstrates clarity of purpose, innovation, and creative problem-solving
- Shows strong motivation and initiative
- Gives of themselves to help their organization/community succeed
- Actions achieve positive, measurable results
- Motivates or develops the leadership capacities of others
- Serves as a positive example for ROC/FLX young
- Maintains high personal and professional standards
- Acts with honesty and strong moral principles
Critical Issues and Career Building
Through intimate conversations and experiences with some of the business community’s most noteworthy successes, including personal wisdom from star CEOs and their teams, participants better understand the choices and challenges that made these organizations what they are today and how this region fits into the global marketplace.
Participants are also joined by community and political leaders to discuss crucial issues facing this region, and asked to be part of the solution by joining the Future Leaders’ Advisory Council (FLAC) upon successful completion of the program.
Over 10 months, CLIMBers also receive personalized leadership development training, focusing on the critical internal foundation that allows great leaders to motivate and inspire.
SERVING OUR MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE
CLIMB participants emerge from the program with exceptional knowledge of winning strategies, sustainable business practices, authentic leadership, community issues, and the broader regional economy. This enriches their organizations, helping to drive best practices and innovation. It also creates strong ties to the Rochester/Finger Lakes region, engaging and retaining top talent.
THE FUTURE LEADERS ADVISORY COUNCIL IS THE VOICE OF PROGRESS
The Future Leaders Advisory Council will provide key insight and engagement with Rochester Chamber leadership, contributing insight into the future. Members are afforded opportunities to make a difference on issues like education, health care, poverty, workforce development, and more, and also to help to shape the CLIMB program for the years to come.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE CREAM OF THE CROP
The Rochester Chamber CLIMB program seeks the best and brightest young professionals (age 21-40) from our valued member and partner organizations. These individuals should be future or current leaders who would benefit from an enhanced network and valuable resources within the Rochester/Finger Lakes community, and who could contribute to Rochester Chamber as a voice of progress and leadership.
HOW TO APPLY
The above-mentioned qualities should be described through a Letter of Intent written by the applicant and a Letter of Recommendation from the individual’s manager or employer, as well as a current resume. A one-time tuition payment of $1,750 will be required upon acceptance into the program. Applications are due Monday, July 16, 2018 by COB. Please email all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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