Leadership Series Courses
Employees are our most valuable asset and must be nurtured to ensure business growth. In this series, current leaders can enhance skill sets while new or emerging leaders can create a solid foundation of leadership skills. All participants will develop individual, practical skills to become extraordinary leaders and lead your business to the next level.
COMMUNICATING FOR SUPERIOR TEAMWORK - AUGUST 11, 2016
Based on the principle that each individual has a dominant personality style and communication must be consistent with individual preferences
Individually customized 23-page DiSC profile provides participants with a better understanding of communication styles and offers expanded opportunities for team building
PRINCIPLES & QUALITIES OF GENUINE LEADERSHIP - SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Outlines universal leadership qualities and principles that assist individuals in becoming genuine leaders who can translate intentions into reality
COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE: MANAGING PERFORMANCE WITH DiSC - OCTOBER 13, 2016
Provides actionable insights into conflict resolution, team building, leadership and coaching
Individually customized 26-page DiSC management profile provides participants the opportunity to explore the difference between their primary communication style and their leadership style
PROVIDING CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK - NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Provides participants with the tools to provide customized feedback in a way that builds openness, mutual respect, and promotes problem solving and learning
COACHING – DEVELOPING OTHERS - DECEMBER 8, 2016
Focus on helping participants develop others to expand capabilities, work independently and tackle new challenges
LEADING CHANGE AT EVERY LEVEL - JANUARY 12, 2017
Identifies five dimensions of change leadership that will help garner support for any change effort
Participants will be able to understand change behaviors, develop change leadership skills and behaviors, generate support for change efforts and improve their ability to lead change
RESOLVING CONFLICT WITHIN YOUR TEAM - FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Focuses on handling situations that often develop among and between team members and provides the skills and tools for team leaders to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own
DELEGATING FOR SHARED SUCCESS - MARCH 9, 2017
Assists participants in developing the planning, interpersonal, and follow-up skills critical for successful delegation
TIME MASTERY - APRIL 6, 2017
Helps individuals and teams develop customized strategies for improving productivity and increasing efficiency
Includes an individual Time Mastery Profile™ and Skills Gap Analysis that helps individuals focus their time management efforts for greater professional success
GIVING RECOGNITION - MAY 4, 2017
Assists participants with recognizing and reinforcing behaviors that lead to desired results
"A Question of History: Public History in Illinois
Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library will debut a new exhibit, “A Question of History: Public History in Illinois,” on March 30, 2017.
“A Question of History: Public History in Illinois” will be on display in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library from March 30 through July 31, 2017. For more information about the exhibit or programming visit the exhibit web page, http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/questionofhistory/.
Executive Board Meeting
Each month Executive Committee members (Chair, Treasurer, Past-Chair, and Chair-Elect) meet with the Chamber staff to discuss various topics related to the Charleston community.
Mattoon YMCA May Merriment Benefit
The Mattoon Area Family YMCA's Annual May Merriment Event helps the Y bring Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility to Coles County and the surrounding area. The Y is a non-profit organization that provides Membership for All. This program allows everyone to be a Y member, regardless of income level. May Merriment is a silent and live auction with proceeds going to help the Y provide this scholarhsip opportunity which includes youth programming that benefits area youth to learn, thrive and grow. Families also benefit as it provides a membership where they can spend time together while parents set a positive example for the next generation.
This year's May Merriment theme is 'No Place Like Home'. May Merriment 2017 will actually be held at the Y, where the event will have some suprising changes. Join us for this social event that also helps strengthen our community. Contact Julie Easton to reserve your seats.
Board of Directors Meeting
Throughout the year, the Board of Directors meets with the Chamber staff to discuss various topics related to the Charleston community.
Races for All Paces
Sarah Bush Lincoln’s 11th annual Races for all Paces, a multi-race event, is set for Saturday, May 13, at O’Brien Stadium, Eastern Illinois University. Race events include chip-timed half marathon, 10K, 5K Run/Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Toddler Trot and Diaper Dash.
Participants can “Walk with a Doc” with Family Practitioner Bernie Ranchero, MD, in the 1-mile fun run/walk event. Additionally, US Army Veteran Blake Leitch invites other veterans to participate to honor soldiers. Register at www.sarahbush.org.
The Chamber invites Diplomats to Unique Suites Hotel May 18th, 2017. Diplomats searching to enhance business contacts and connect with the Charleston community are encouraged to attend!
Business Before Hours
The City of Charleston will be hosting a Business Before Hours in the Council Chambers located in City Hall.