Article Contributed by Chautauqua Leadership Network
Members of the Chautauqua Leadership Network (CLN) Class of 2016 capped off its orientation year with an induction ceremony at Webb’s Captain’s Table in Mayville, NY.
Following CLN tradition, each new inductee received a CLN lapel pin and certificate after being introduced by a fellow member of the class, who spoke briefly about the recipient and their collective experiences during the orientation year.
Past President Christine Schulyer addressed the audience consisting of the Class of 2016 as well as guests and CLN alumni to underscore the continuity of leadership, in which a new generation of leaders is trained and welcomed into CLN membership each year.
During their year of training, members of the Class of 2016 participated in leadership development beginning with the two and one-half day retreat where they explored their leadership style and followed by a year of monthly workshops including business and economic development, ethics, boardsmanship, leading appreciatively, among others.
Class member teams also developed their own interests by producing additional workshops on youth services, community development, and local arts and culture. Summer lectures at Chautauqua Institution and a day-long scavenger hunt throughout the county rounded out the summer schedule.
Now beginning its 25th year, CLN is a not-for-profit organization designed to identify, recruit, train and network area professionals. To date, more than 500 county residents have participated in the program, which was founded to develop effective community leaders who will address the challenges and opportunities facing Chautauqua County.
For more information about Chautauqua Leadership Network, please visit the organization’s website at www.chautauqualeadership.org or call Katie Young, coordinator at 716.338.1555.