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Leadership Venango Holds Inaugural Retreat


Retreat2The 2019 Class of Leadership Venango got off to a great start on Friday, September 21st with a full-day retreat held at Whitehall Camp and Conference Center in Emlenton. The class of 13, representing all areas of the county with a diverse mix of men and women in different fields and various positions of leadership, took part in team-building, personality testing, visioning exercises, and more.

Lance Hummer, executive director of the Keystone Community Education Council, started the day with personality testing that allowed the participants to both see themselves more clearly and to better understand each other. Team-building exercises, led by Whitehall staff, helped the participants to break down their walls and communicate with one another in a dynamic way.

During a discussion about what our ideal community would look like, the class had an energetic exchange that led them to choosing a topic for projects they will work on throughout the program.Retreat4

The class will spend the next 9 months meeting once a month in locations all over the county, focusing on themes like honorable leadership, business and economic development, and maximizing clean communications. Each session will feature members of the community as both speakers and facilitators, allowing the class the opportunity to make valuable connections that will be an asset to them in future endeavors.

To learn more about Leadership Venango visit leadershipvenango.org

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s October 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Leadership Venango – Preparing Our Future Leaders


The Venango Chamber will launch Leadership Venango this September, a nine-month program designed to strengthen leadership and professional development skills of current and future business leaders.

The program, one of more than 50 professional leadership programs throughout the state, will begin with a two-day retreat (September 21 & 22) and continue with full-day sessions on the second Wednesday of each month through May, with graduation held in June.

Each session will be around a leadership topic, have a focus on regional assets and include interactive activities. Class participants will leave the program with a richer understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the Venango Area and will be better tooled for positive impact in their businesses and community.

The cost of the class is $950. Tuition covers all program materials, instructors, the opening retreat, lunches, and administrative cost. Tuition is non-refundable.

Attendance and full participation is required at every session, the two-day retreat, and graduation, unless an emergency arises. In which case, only two excused absences for emergency situations will be allowed. Additional time may be required for some session participation and other program elements.

More information and an application will be available in June at www.leadershipvenango.org.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s June 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.