Leadership Development

Leadership Development – our mission is to grow a diverse group of leaders who serve as a catalyst for a stronger community. We prepare community leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.

The following leadership development programs are offered through the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Dalton-Whitfield is the signature leadership program of the organization that was created and founded by community leaders. The first program in 1986 and now has 1,268 graduates.

Leadership Dalton-Whitfield Alumni Association was created as a way to keep the graduates engaged. The association was formed in 2005 and a committee formed, which guides and directs the events and activities of the association. Annual dues of $35 were established to help offset the costs of events, offer scholarships to one or more participants for the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield program and work on one or more programs that have a meaningful impact on the community.

Emerging Leaders Institute was designed for young adults as a leadership skills training program so that the participant may gain new skills and knowledge about leadership. This program launched in early 2008.

Phyllis Stephens

Got Questions?

The Chamber of Commerce provides staff support to all of the leadership development programs. For additional program information, contact Phyllis Stephens

706-278-7373 • stephens@daltonchamber.org