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The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Academy is a strategic concept addressing community and political leadership development. The Academy is comprised of the Business Leadership Program and Candidate Academy.
Business Leadership Program of Tacoma-Pierce County
Business Leadership Program of Tacoma-Pierce County, provides an opportunity for current and emerging leaders to connect with others in the community, and develop additional leadership skills. Across 11 sessions and a retreat, the program will explore leadership applications, visit organizations, learn from leaders who make an impact in our community, assess participants' strengths, and reflect on opportunities for growth. The Business Leadership Program of Tacoma‐Pierce County, sponsored by the Chamber and Pacific Lutheran University, is a regional community leadership program founded in 1978. Hundreds of leaders are alumni of this program and will become your network for learning and connecting.
The 35th annual Business Leadership Program is currently in session, from January to April 2013.
It is more challenging to educate elected officials who hold philosophical or ambivalent attitudes about business than it is to educate officials who are knowledgeable or positive about business issues. The Candidate Academy serves to introduce, educate and assist business oriented candidates to understand the elective process as well as demonstrate to any student candidate the value to and commitment of businesses in supporting such attitudes.
The 2013 Candidate Academy start date has been changed to April 3. Click here for the Application/flyer.