SWVA RISE Emerging Leadership Program

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Meet the 2019 SWVA Rise Fellows

SWVA Rise May Program Launch

The SWVA Rise Emerging Leadership Program brings together a diverse group of Emerging Leaders throughout the Southwest Virginia region to participate in a six-month learning experience of the region’s assets and challenges. The focus of the program is to educate the region’s emerging leaders on the value of collaboration, relationship building, critical conversations, and strategic thinking.

The experience includes leadership development customized to equip leaders to become active and effective members of organizations, working groups, local, and regional boards in order to position the region for economic growth.

The program resulted from a series of community surveys and focus groups, which indicated that strengthening leadership capacity within the region was critical to the growth and diversification of Southwest Virginia’s future.

SWVA Rise is a program of Opportunity SWVA and The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and is funded through a grant awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE FOR YOU TO SPONSOR!

Your sponsorship will open the avenue for rising leaders to participate in the program at minimal cost.

email your completed sponsorship information to Becki O’Quinn, bjoyce@uvawise.edu, 276-254-0419

SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION

 

Program Summary

SWVA Rise Emerging Leadership Program resulted from a series of community surveys and focus groups, which indicated that strengthening leadership capacity within the region was critical to the growth and diversification of Southwest Virginia’s future.

The program, which focuses on the Southwest Virginia’s regions consisting of fourteen counties and four cities, includes four elements:

  1. Understanding the region’s strengths, opportunities and needs through data and through presentation at each regional district.
  2. Leadership training designed to help provide effective communication, collaboration, and impact while leading and serving on local and regional boards and councils.
  3. Building a regional network of leaders, through teamwork, shared learning and experiences.
  4. An increased understanding of the economic landscape of Southwest Virginia.

Visit the Program Outline for more details.

 

MAKE A RECOMMENDATION

Do you know someone with a passion for Southwest Virginia and a desire to grow as a leader to impact the region’s growth?  Send your recommendation to Becki O’Quinn, bjoyce@uvawise.edu
Include
  • Name of nominee
  • Title or position
  • Age range
  • A brief summary of why you feel they would be a good candidate for SWVA Rise

APPLY
NOW

Two recommendation letters must be submitted for each applicant. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the reference and request a recommendation.
Tuition is $250.00.
References should email recommendations to Becki O’Quinn, bjoyce@uvawise.edu
APPLY

BECOME A SPONSOR

Upon completion of the program, the emerging leaders will be empowered to make an impact on their communities and the region.
Your sponsorship will open the avenue for rising leaders to participate in the program at minimal cost.
email your completed sponsorship information to Becki O’Quinn, bjoyce@uvawise.edu, 276-254-0419
SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION