Ames Chamber of Commerce

Leadership

Learn what makes a great leader through programs in our LEADERSHIP category.

Leadercast

Leadership Ames

Leadership Series

Youth Leadership Ames

Young Professionals of Ames

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Leadercast

The Ames Chamber of Commerce will host a leadership conference this spring in conjunction with LEADERCAST.  This is a nationwide event shown on screens where you telecast different speakers delivering a message.  Sponsoring this event highlights your business as our community leader. This event is held in early May.

Leadership Ames

Leadership Ames was created by the Ames Chamber of Commerce to develop informed, involved and concerned local leaders. The program gives both experienced and developing leaders a broader view of civic leadership responsibilities and opportunities through direct contact with a wide spectrum of institutions and people who shape the community where we live and work. Participants selected for the Leadership Ames Class will listen to presentations, debate issues, participate in class activities, visit with area leaders, tour facilities and get to know individuals representing a broad cross-section of the community. Class members also complete a service project of their choosing. 12 sessions, plus a graduation evening event - Sessions held September through May.

Mission: Develop leadership skills, knowledge and resources through a 9 month/12 session program. Topics include Community Development, Community Schools, Non-profits, State Government and Quality of Life. Participants go through an application/selection process every summer (applications available every June). 

CLASS XXXII LEADERSHIP AMES APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE.

If you have questions about Leadership Ames, contact Andrea Hammes Dodge (andrea@ameschamber.com) or call the Chamber office at 232-2310.

Leadership Series

This series of events is designed to inspire and re-energize you and your entire team.  Join both local and national leaders for a luncheon or evening event to talk about concepts relating to leadership and provide inspiration that will leave you feeling refreshed and motivated.  2018 theme: SOAR 

 

Youth Leadership Ames

Facilitated and funded by the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Ames (YPA)

The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Ames are pleased to present Youth Leadership Ames. Following in the footsteps of the Chamber’s successful Leadership Ames program, the Youth Leadership Ames program is designed to develop the community leadership potential of area high school students in the Chamber member school districts. High School juniors from member schools (Ames, Ballard, Gilbert) are selected to participate in this 9-month leadership program, held September through May. Each month, the selected individuals will focus on a different topic: team building, non-profit organizations, city organization, healthcare, leadership development, community development, business & industry, secondary education. They will also have the opportunity to tour area businesses and hear from community and business leaders. A graduation dinner concludes the year.

Tuition for the Youth Leadership Ames program will be free to the participating high school juniors. (Student must be a junior at the start of the 2018-2019 school year to apply) 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2018-2019 YOUTH LEADERSHIP AMES APPLICATION

For more information please contact Sarah Buss (sarah@ameschamber.com) or call the Chamber office at 232-2310.

Young Professionals of Ames

Formed in 2002 as an affiliate organization of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, YPA’s mission is to be leaders dedicated to improving the quality of life in Ames, and to establish a community of young professionals dedicated to building and fostering relationships through leadership development, professional development, community outreach, and cultural and social opportunities.

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