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
Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to free story times in the Ballenger Teachers Center of Booth Library, located on the Eastern Illinois University campus.
Story times are planned from 10 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and on March 4. Programs will feature stories, crafts and activities. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More specific information about the theme of each story time will be posted on the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information about the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, visit http://www.library.eiu.edu/btc/ or call 581-8442.
2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge
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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.
Community Update Breakfast
The Community Update Breakfast will feature the following speakers: Tim Gover (Mayor of Mattoon), Dr. Brandon Combs (Mayor of Charleston), Lynette Drake (Interim Associate VP for Student Affairs Eastern Illinois University), Dr. Josh Bullock (President Lake Land College), and Angela Griffin (Presdient/CEO Coles Together). The Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce invite the local community alongside Chamber members to attend this special event.
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.
The Chamber invites Diplomats to Unique Suites Hotel March 16th, 2017. Diplomats searching to enhance business contacts and connect with the Charleston community are encouraged to attend!