The Leadership Venango Class of 2020 met for the first time on September 12-13 for a day and a half overnight retreat.
The first afternoon, at Whitehall Camp and Conference Center, was spent exploring our personalities and how to work better by understanding what influences our behaviors.
After dinner, the class reconvened for a Community Conversation with Dan Flaherty, a LV Class of 2019 alumni. Before turning in, the new class met around a campfire, getting to know each other.
Friday morning began with an exercise on visioning, led by Chamber President Susan Williams. Next, Andy, on staff with Whitehall, led the class in teambuilding. Along with completing physical challenges, the class discussed the dynamics of working together. With encouragement from the new class, Susan willingly participated in the trust fall, allowing the class to catch her from a fall.
The day concluded with the class approving class rules, learning about managing a meeting and introducing speakers and creating a class vision for this year.
Participants this year include:
- Kaylee Azzopardi, UPMC Northwest
- Damien Cherico, Webco Industries
- Saxon Daugherty, Child Development Centers
- Matthew Deal, Morrison Funeral Home
- Ethan Gravatt. Klapec Trucking Company
- Carrie Karns, Oakwood Heights
- Tracy Lander, Klapec Trucking Company
- Jessica Schultz, Child Development Centers
- Kat Thompson, PA CareerLink Oil Region
- Annie Welsh, Oil Region Library Association
- Amy Keth, Clarion University Small Business Development Center
- Thomas Chase, Videographer
Learn more about the Leadership Venango program at leadershipvenango.org.
This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s October 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.