Bestowed annually, the ATHENA Award is given to a member of the community who best embodies the ATHENA Leadership Model. The Model is unique in that it focuses on personal traits of strong, successful leaders. It captures the spirit and collaborative leadership style often exemplified in women leaders, while also recognizing the importance of traits such as courageous acts and fierce advocacy in the pursuit of excellence. Each year, The Chamber Foundation hosts an event to recognize the selected Athena honorees.

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We connect experienced professionals with aspiring talent at any stage of their career development for a supportive, one-on-one relationship. Mentee and Mentor Applications are accepted at any time. Please take the opportunity to join this fantastic group!

 

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The Executive Leadership Program is designed for mid- to senior-level managers, nonprofit administrators, and entrepreneurs seeking advanced leadership and communications skills to move their careers and organizations forward. Executive directors, sole proprietors, and high-potential career managers who are being developed for senior roles will also find value in this program.

The program is organized into five modules that are scheduled between January and May 2019. These sessions will cover a set of interrelated topics that are critical to the success of executives in organizations of all kinds, including large and small for-profit companies, governmental agencies, healthcare, and not-for-profit organizations. Each module is led by executives with many years of senior-level, real-world experience. Sessions employ a variety of tools and activities to engage participants, including reading assignments, presentations, individual and group exercises, panel discussions, and, in the case of the Executive Communication module, recording and individual coaching.

Please see below brochure for full details. Applicants are required to fill out the Candidate Profile by December 14. Acceptance into the program will be determined once applications are reviewed.


 

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Leadership Connections is The Chamber Foundation’s student mentorship program partnering exclusively with Poughkeepsie High School. This program gives an opportunity for Poughkeepsie High School juniors and seniors to build connections with business professional mentors in the local community. The goal of Leadership Connections is to provide each student with out-of-the- classroom experiences that broadens thinking, builds confidence, and develops personal and professional habits benefitting the student well beyond his or her high school years.
 

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Leadership Dutchess is the signature program of The Chamber Foundation, Inc. and has been dedicated to educating and motivating citizens for to serve in leadership roles within our community. This program was designed to foster the development of a group of professionals who grow and learn together over a nine-month period. Leadership Dutchess sessions are held once per month September – June and all course work contributes to the knowledge and understanding of leadership.

 

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Leadership is the foundation for what can be accomplished in an individual’s personal and professional life. That is why The Chamber Foundation, Inc. has chosen to collaborate with area school districts for nearly 15 years to offer an innovative, four-year program designed to develop the leadership and life skills of area youth. The program offers students the opportunity to participate in an experience with classmates from various schools, and offers a rare opportunity for personal growth.
 

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Youth One Stop is a comprehensive education and job-training program utilizing local resources to benefit at-risk youth in Dutchess County. The program is open to income-eligible youth, ages 14-24 who are facing obstacles inhibiting them from completing school, finishing their HSE or gaining employment. Participants will explore career options in the community and gain practical experience through jobs and internships as well as have access to tutoring, mentorship and degree/certification programs.
 

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