Leadership Portsmouth is a community educational program
established in 1990 to help build and enhance the community
of Portsmouth by developing the talents, tapping the
energies, and harnessing the resources of our region's
present and future leaders. Leadership Portsmouth recognizes
that the economic health of our community is linked
to the vitality of Portsmouth and to the opportunities
afforded all its citizens. Leadership enables and helps
forge new collaborative efforts that have a lasting
and positive impact on their personal and professional
lives and on our community.
future of Scioto County depends upon well-informed and
involved leadership. Leadership Portsmouth is a comprehensive
program that stimulates community involvement among
individuals who will guide Scioto County into the next
century. The program goals are to:
Identify existing and potential community leaders, and
encourage them to focus on the issues that face Scioto
County and its position in the region and the state.
Instill in these leaders an understanding of "trusteeship",
a sense of personal responsibility for the well-being
of our community.
Encourage the development of leadership and creative
problem-solving skills in a highly interactive environment.
Develop networking and team-building opportunities.
250 individuals have already graduated form leadership
Portsmouth and are active leaders in our community.
If you are interested in serving others, being pro-active
in creating solutions for our community, have skills
that can help groups work together, and are willing
to grow and develop your leadership potential, then
you are an excellent candidate for Leadership.
skills are developed most effectively through hands-on
involvement rather than theory discussion or lecture
formats. Leadership Portsmouth consists of a series
of intensive monthly sessions designed to expose participants
to a broad base of experiences. An array of economic,
political, educational and social issues which affect
the daily life and future of our community will be presented.
Topics most frequently covered include:
and Tourism Education
Arts, Culture & Recreation
will meet with current leaders in government, business,
education and development. This provides class members
with the opportunity to explore critical concerns with
those most experienced in community service. Sessions
are also held at a variety of locations through our
community to further enhance the Leadership experience.
participants benefit by becoming more effective
leaders both at work and in the community. They learn
how to build working partnerships to get things done
in a challenging and changing environment. They establish
important personal and business relationships with other
leaders from diverse professional, ethnic and cultural
benefit by having an optimistic and informed employee
who can exercise collaborative leadership to create
a healthier, more successful organization. They also
benefit from establishing business associations within
the alumni network.
Community at large benefits by having a large number
of community-minded leaders skilled at addressing today's
complex problems with insight and compassion. Equipped
with insight and understanding form exploring our community's
traditions, a Leadership graduate is able to capture
and utilize the strengths of our community and open
doors to creative partnerships and initiatives.
Portsmouth, Inc. is an organization of area leaders
concerned with citizens. Members are all graduates of
the Leadership Portsmouth Program, which focuses on
community leadership, education, and development. In
concert with the Chamber of Commerce the organization
acts as an agent or catalyst to instill pride in the
community and to spur economic development.
Portsmouth is a proactive group with an optimistic view
of the community. It should serve as a recruitment tool
for new Chamber members interested in positive change.
The organization is concerned with both internal and
external factors and related strategic planning, which
is essential to the citizens and the economy of the
community. Members are committed to the need to locate
new investors and venture capital for the area and to
act on innovative ideas that have merit.
organization is equally committed to the need to recognize,
reflect, and describe the positive attributes and advantages
to living and working in the greater Portsmouth area.
The organization believes that the area can experience
a higher quality of living in both urban and rural settings.
The organization also believes the area can be more
widely recognized for its service industries, agencies,
businesses, education, and prospects for increased tourism.
The organization further believes that the physical
environment, including landscape and climate, and the
work ethic of the citizens provide an ideal opportunity
for economic growth, social development, and cultural
For more information, contact Lisa
at the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce,
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