You’ve asked for it, and now we’re working on it!
We’ve had several members tell us that they’d like to see more professional development opportunities, and over the past couple of years we’ve hosted learning opportunities such as training courses at Ste. Genevieve High School in direct response. Now, we are working on adding even more to the lineup for 2018, 2019 and beyond.
Why? Professional development is vital to our community, and it’s a natural fit for the Chamber to take the lead in organizing these opportunities for area professionals. If a professional isn’t growing then they are stagnating. When a professional grows, businesses grow and when businesses grow the community benefits. We believe every business and organization should be intentional in investing in its employees, and we hope to see participation in the curriculum we’re creating.
Leadership Ste. Genevieve
Leadership Ste. Genevieve is currently in planning phases with the intention of launching the first class in 2019. This initiative has been on our bucket list for over 3 years now, and we are ecstatic to be working with area businesses to create this game changing program for our area.
Leadership Ste. Genevieve will give individuals a chance to learn about the roles our local chamber, businesses, organizations and government serve in the community. We’ll get inside businesses to see how they operate. We’ll introduce professionals to leaders in the community. And we’ll spark discussions between participating professionals to foster meaningful dialogue for the betterment of the Ste. Genevieve area.
Program details will be announced at the end of this year, and instructions for how to enroll will be included. Watch our blog for the announcement. If you are interested in helping us form the program please reach out to our Executive Director, Dena Kreitler at email@example.com.
Executive Director, Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce
``Our dream is that Leadership Ste. Gen will bring the Chamber and our business community to another level. It’s really all about connection: helping people understand how our community runs and connecting people to each other so that we can do even more amazing things together.``
Training Courses & Webinars
In 2016 we partnered with the Ste. Genevieve High School Business Department to offer classes in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Photoshop. We plan to collaborate with the Business Department more this year to offer additional learning opportunities. Watch our blog and calendar of events for announcements later this year.
Tell Us Your Ideas
We have facility tours at least once a year that are open to our entire membership. We believe that getting inside each others businesses especially those that we can’t just walk into on a whim (i.e. industrial businesses) helps us better understand the economy here and empowers our members to have informed conversations in the community. If there is more interest, we’d be open to planning more than one of these a year, so let us know if this is something you’d like to participate in!
General Chamber Events
A quick way to invest in your professional development is to attend any chamber event. Each event is a unique opportunity to network with other professionals in the Ste. Genevieve area. At our quarterly membership meetings we also strive to have a short talk or program to give our members an opportunity to learn about relative news and events in our area.