Leadership OBX 2019-2020
Leadership OBX, a professional development program of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce has announced the Class of 2019-2020. Thank you to the Outer Banks Hospital for being our Platinum Title Sponsor again this year. And thanks to Twiddy for being our Silver Sponsor, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island as our Bronze Sponsor, the Outer Banks Community Foundation as our Non-profit Sponsor and PEPSI Bottling Ventures as our Beverage Sponsor.
The Outer Banks Chamber launched Leadership OBX in 2014 to develop a cohort of business professionals with a greater understanding of the Outer Banks region and a network of individuals ready to serve on boards and in other volunteer leadership roles in the region. The primary objective of Leadership OBX is to educate business and organizational professionals about economic, demographic and social resources, as well as the successes and challenges of our diverse area. The Class of 2019-2020 runs from late October 2019 through early May 2020 and includes a welcome reception, retreat (Sunday/Monday), and 10 full-day sessions every 2-3 weeks all scheduled on Wednesdays. Program participants develop life-long friendships and enduring professional connections as well as a deeper understanding of the community we live in.
Establishing a sense of community and enthusiastic leadership are cornerstones of the program. Chamber President & CEO, Karen Brown, said the program reinforces the Chamber’s commitment to the area and to developing community leaders.
“The Leadership OBX program offers a forum to enlighten and engage current and future leaders of the Outer Banks community,” said Brown. “The program provides opportunities for participants to develop and enhance their understanding of the community.”
The full tuition for the program is $500 which includes the reception, retreat, and all session expenses.
Through the generosity of the Leadership OBX sponsors, a limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who qualify. Nonprofit scholarships (partial) are also available. To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the criteria outlined on the scholarship application, which must be returned with the Leadership OBX application by September 13, 2019.
2019-2020 Session Schedule
Wed, October 23, 2019 Welcome Reception
Sun/Mon, October 27 & 28, 2019 RETREAT
Wed, November 6, 2019 Public Safety Session
Wed, November 20, 2019 Economic Development Session
Wed, December 11, 2019 Government Session
Wed, January 8, 2020 Social Issues Session
Wed, January 29, 2020 Education Session
Wed, February 12, 2020 Healthcare Session
Wed, March 4, 2020 Currituck Session
Wed, March 18, 2020 Environment Session
Wed, April 8, 2020 Tourism Session
Wed, April 29, 2020 Hatteras Island Session
Wed, May 7, 2020 GRADUATION
Any questions, please contact Karen Brown, President & CEO at the Chamber at 441-8144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.