Limited to 20 individuals per year, Leadership Chehalem Valley is a two year program that offers valuable leadership assessment and training, shows how communities are structured and how they work, and puts forth examples of community leadership and their stories.
The first year is comprised of full-day sessions scheduled once per month from September to May and include:
- Leadership Assessment & Team Building
- Local Government
- Health & Human Services
- Business & Industry
- State Government
- Natural Resources
- History & Tourism
- Community Service & Leadership Planning
The second year, participants become the leadership and steering committee with a view to improving the Leadership Chehalem Valley program.
“The local leaders that Leadership Chehalem Valley recruits to present topics are truly amazing. There were so many ‘light bulb’ moments and I think everyone who cares about this community should participate in Leadership Chehalem Valley.”
– Heath Cornick, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Each month participants are provided a leadership training session, a tour of hosting organizations and businesses, hear from community leaders about the topic of the day, and learn about and observe leadership in various roles as they participate in active discussions around the day’s topic. Transportation, lunch, and snacks are provided.
Upon completion of the first year, participants become the Leadership and Steering Committee for the next year’s incoming class with a view to improving the program year over year. You will engage in planning the various days’ topics, scheduling speakers, transportation and meals. You will plan and keep to your schedule, introduce speakers, and lead your cohort smoothly through the day with a goal of equipping them with the training you received as a participant. For your last session you will select a non-profit or other program that serves our community and have your cohort spend the day learning about how they support the community and working on a special project or projects that supports their mission.
Graduation is celebrated the following June.
Once engaged in the Leadership Newberg program, participants are provided an Alumni Directory as well as additional opportunities to meet and engage with Leadership Newberg alumni.
- Learn about your communities and how they work.
- Paticipate in leadership training.
- Develop leadership skills and abilities.
- Make connections and build mutually beneficial relationships.
- Discover ways to plug in to the community
- Help shape and direct the future of the Chehalem Valley and Yamhill County.
“Leadership Newberg really opened my eyes to how communities work and the leadership necessary to have them work well. It has opened doors for me and my business and allowed me to plug in and serve more effectively. Next year’s program looks to be even better and I recommend it for anyone looking for solid leadership training, immersion into how the Chehalem Valley is wired, and a means to form good working relationships.”
– Dan Prow, Brand Marketing Communications at ICON Communications
For More Information Contact
Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce
2119 Portland Road
Newberg OR 97132
Application & Tuition
To apply, complete an appliction form (available on the website or directly from the Chamber) and return it to the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce. Enclose payment or request an invoice.
$695 for Chamber members / $895 for non-Chamber members (credit cards accepted)
Includes all logistical arrangements including materials, transportation, lunch, and graduation celebration.