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 an educational opportunity that recognizes the skill-development need for current and potential senior executives in the Hudson Valley. Crafted and taught by senior corporate executives, this series aims to address the necessity for, access to, and elevate the level of executive level continuing education within our region. Participants of this program should currently be positioned in, or be in-line for, a high-level executive leadership position.

 

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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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