The purpose of Leadership Victoria is to introduce and orient new leaders to our community, identify individuals who have displayed a strong tendency toward civic involvement, and assist them in increasing their potential to become community leaders.

The program format is a series of nine sessions (including an overnight opening retreat). Classes cover such areas as education, social needs, personal skills, and key segments of our community. Curriculm will also include sessions on strategic planning, eight classes (9:00 a.m ? 3:00 p.m.) and a closing session with a Graduation ceremony in June.

Candidates may apply or be nominated by an employer or another interested party. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Victoria Chamber of Commerce. In order to be considered, applications must be received on or before September 1, 2012.

Leadership Victoria is funded by contributions from the business and civic community and a $450.00 tuition fee per participant. Tuition may be paid by the individual, employer, or sponsoring organization. Financial aid is available. If an applicant is not accepted their tuition will be refunded.

Leadership Victoria requires a commitment of time and energy. Class participants are expected to attend every session. Attendance at the opening retreat in September is mandatory.

For more information about Leadership Victoria, contact us online or call the Chamber at (361) 573-5277. We look forward to hearing from you!