Leadership A2Y

Development ∙ Access ∙ Influence

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Interested in Sponsoring Leadership A2Y?
The unique quality of life we enjoy in the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti region is a result of strong leaders and responsible citizens. Leadership A2Y, offered by the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, presents a rare opportunity for individuals to develop their leadership strengths, gain direct access to local movers and shakers, and define their roles as true stewards of the community.

Development
Strong curriculum and local focus provide Leadership A2Y participants an appreciation of the complex issues facing the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti region population, and the skills to address those concerns. Individualized programming helps you identify the leadership qualities you already possess, and encourages you to enhance your natural strengths. Dynamic workshops address the capabilities necessary for effective communication, such as inquiry, dialog, and listening techniques. Real-world projects enable collaboration, allowing you to cultivate valuable relationships with classmates and community organizations in need.

Access
Representatives from the business, nonprofit, government and education sectors, as well as the community-at-large, make up each class. Participants have included small business owners, financial institution representatives, public servants, attorneys, executives, university managers and administrators.

Not only will your commitment allow you close interaction with this diverse population, but you will have access to the eyes and ears of influential local experts while investigating a broad range of topics including economic development, community services, health care, education, government, law enforcement and quality of life.

Influence
Leadership A2Y’s 9 month curriculum delivers knowledge critical to enhancing your professional career and your role as a community leader. Beginning at the vital two-day retreat, you will develop a broad network of relationships that carry on long after the program ends. Combining your improved leadership skills with your new associations will allow you to better represent your business, responsibly serve a deserving non-profit organization, and be an energetic steward of your community.

Are YOU a Leadership Candidate?
Leadership A2Y is open to individuals who work or reside in the greater Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti region. Current and emerging leaders within organizations and individuals interested in serving the community in a leadership role are encouraged to apply.

Orientation begins October 5th, followed by a two-day retreat. Thereafter, the class meets the second Wednesday of each month, culminating in a June graduation. Class size is limited to the 55 participants. The Chamber accepts submissions January through August.

Candidates are generally sponsored by their employers or fund individually. A limited number of scholarships are available, with preference given to nonprofit organizations. Demonstrate confidence in key employees by making this investment in their professional growth!

Applications, program information, costs and a class schedule are available below or by contacting Barbara Davenport, VP of Foundation & Leadership, at (734) 214-0104.

Leadership A2Y requires commitment, prioritization and dedication. Each participant is required to attend every session from the orientation and over-night retreat to the monthly class sessions. If a class member is absent in excess of two (2) sessions, they forfeit their eligibility to graduate.

Click Here to View the 2015-16 Class Directory

Leadership Description & 2016-17 Class Schedule

2016-2017 Leadership A2Y Application

2016-2017 Leadership A2Y Scholarship Application

2016-17 Leadership A2Y Program Information

 

For additional details on Leadership A2Y please contact Barbara Davenport / (734) 214-0104.

Please review the Scholarship Application for the selection criteria, complete the form if you are eligible, and submit along with the Program Application and your non-refundable $50 application fee to:

Leadership A2Y
Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
115 West Huron Street, 3rd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2303
Barbara Davenport
Fax: (734) 665-4191

2015 – 2016 Class Schedule

Orientation – October 5, 2016
Purpose: Introductions – class members and program. Class photos will be taken.

Impact 2016 – October 7, 2016
Purpose: Educational half day forum on current Public Policy issues.

Retreat – October 13 & 14, 2016
Purpose: Assessing and developing leadership. Understanding what we bring to the party of community leaders. Connecting with your classmates.

Economic Development Day – November 9, 2016
Purpose: Where is the economic growth engine? Government, Academic and Community impact on economic growth.

Community Services/Non-Profit Day – December 14, 2016
Purpose: Discover the resources available in our community. Where are the gaps? What are the volunteer opportunities that are available?

Health Care Day – January 11, 2017
Purpose: Health Care services delivery – challenges and successes.

Education Day – February 8, 2017
Purpose: How are we preparing tomorrow’s workforce?

Local Government – March 8, 2017
Purpose: Understanding governmental levels and how their decisions impact our basic services.

Justice Day- April 12, 2017
Purpose: From breaking the law, to incarceration to release or rehabilitation.

Quality of Life Day – May 10, 2017
Purpose: Quality of Life is different for each individual. Understanding the importance of rich community offerings that range from arts and cultural activities to museums and recreation and sports.

Graduation Day – June 14, 2017
Purpose: Certified Tourism Ambassador training™, celebration, closure and feedback.

 

GRADUATE TESTIMONIALS:

Leadership A2Y was one of the best experiences of my professional career.  Not only was I able to reconnect with old business partners, but establish new business relationships and develop some great friendships.  The exposure to the businesses and organizations that Leadership offers is a fabulous educational experience.  As someone who has lived and worked in Ann Arbor almost all my life, I was amazed to find out what I didn’t know!  As a recent graduate, I’ve already been able to take advantage of what I’ve learned and who I met!  In addition, it doesn’t stop when you graduate.  They offer opportunities to reconnect and stay involved.   Leadership digs deep into what’s happening in our community, brings a wealth of knowledge and is the best networking and relationship building experience of my career!

Gail Contrucci
Business Outreach Coordinator
TheRide//Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

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“I’m so glad I participated in this program. The connections and the friendships I made are incredible, fun and authentic. I’ve lived in the Ann Arbor area for eight years and I always connected with people socially, but now I feel I have grown my business connections significantly. This program offers a wealth of information on the region, and is a great opportunity for people new to the area or for folks who have lived here a long time. There is such a wealth of opportunity and creativity here.”

Roy Sexton
Senior Vice President, Coporate Affairs
TROTT LAW, P.C.

Applications are now being accepted for both Leadership A2Y programs! Please contact Barbara Davenport for additional information at 734.214.0104 or Barbara@a2ychamber.org.

The A2Y Chamber now has two esteemed Leadership programs to benefit our members.

The Chamber’s Leadership A2Y program has graduated over 3,000 participants over 33 years. This community immersion program gives participants a wealth of knowledge on a variety of community issues from how our justice system works to what makes up the quality of life we all enjoy. Our new Leadership A2Y 2.0 program will focus on leadership skill development to fill the leadership pipeline in your business and in our community. These are both stand-alone programs without a pre-requisite.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Leadership A2Y programs, the application process and the benefits. Plus, hear from program alumni on how Leadership A2Y has helped sharpen their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of regional issues and professional contacts. Space is limited; please reserve your place today at www.a2ychamber.org .

Applications are now being accepted for both Leadership A2Y programs! Please contact Barbara Davenport for additional information at 734.214.0104 or Barbara@a2ychamber.org.

The A2Y Chamber now has two esteemed Leadership programs to benefit our members.

The Chamber’s Leadership A2Y program has graduated over 3,000 participants over 33 years. This community immersion program gives participants a wealth of knowledge on a variety of community issues from how our justice system works to what makes up the quality of life we all enjoy. Our new Leadership A2Y 2.0 program will focus on leadership skill development to fill the leadership pipeline in your business and in our community. These are both stand-alone programs without a pre-requisite.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Leadership A2Y programs, the application process and the benefits. Plus, hear from program alumni on how Leadership A2Y has helped sharpen their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of regional issues and professional contacts. Space is limited; please reserve your place today at www.a2ychamber.org .

 

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