Since 1984 the Aurora Chamber of Commerce has promoted and fostered the development of leadership in our community. Leadership Aurora is a program designed to meet our city’s need for the active participation of informed, skilled and involved community leaders. As a result, Leadership Aurora educates and prepares community leaders who are committed to shaping Aurora’s future.
Leadership Aurora provides the opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge of the community while enhancing their leadership skills. The program brings diverse people together to learn from each other, creates an expectation of servant leadership, produces a basic understanding of how people and groups function and builds in real opportunities to teach knowledge and skills.
The purpose of Leadership Aurora is reflected in its goals:
- To develop awareness of the Aurora area – its strengths, challenges and opportunities
- To enhance leadership abilities
- To create a network of informed, concerned leaders
- To encourage greater involvement in the community
Leadership Aurora is a ten-month community leadership development program that begins with a mandatory two-night retreat in late September each year and culminates with a graduation program in early June. From October through May, the program consists of eight full-day sessions held the third Thursday of each month.
AUMHC celebrated three Leadership Aurora Graduates Chinaka Agwu, Kirsten Anderson, and AYO’s own Vicki Scott. Congratulation!