Mid Valley Leadership
Sponsored by the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Mid-Valley is a nine-month program which seeks to identify and motivate emerging leaders and develop their potential for community leadership by exposing them to the realities, opportunities and problems of the community.
Leadership classes begin in October and conclude in May. Participants meet once a month for tours, seminars and hands-on learning experiences. Session topics include government, healthcare, education, media and other important community issues. Leadership Mid-Valley brings together top-level business, civic, and government leaders for open conversation on the future of Weslaco and surrounding areas. Every class is assigned a project and fundraiser.
Leadership Mid-Valley is for:
- For persons who desire to further develop leadership skills and to become more knowledgeable about the Mid Valley: its problems, concerns, opportunities and challenges.
- For persons of leadership or influence in the Mid Valley community who are at a stage in their development when additional education or practical experiences can enhance their capacity to work for greater communication and understanding of community issues.
- For persons who are committed to improving the quality of life in the Mid Valley area and to personal involvement in shaping its future.
If accepted into the Leadership Mid-Valley program you must pay $50.00 of the $400.00 tuition cost. The balance of the tuition cost may be paid by an employer or a sponsoring organization. The tuition fee will cover meals, transportation, speakers, etc. Leadership Mid-Valley encourages candidates who are not accepted to apply the following year.
The most important factor in selection is identifying those individuals most apt to utilize their leadership for the long-term benefit of the community.
Basic criteria are:
Leadership Mid Valley Membership Application
- Selection of those individuals with a sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve in the community.
- Selection of those who have demonstrated commitment by past community activities or have a strong desire to become active in this community.
- Selection of those interested in key volunteer leadership roles in civic and public affairs.
- Selection of those with opportunities for advancement to top leadership positions within their own organization, which, in turn, may play a significant role in the community.
- Selection of a cross section of participants from all sections of the community.
- Selection of applicants who will commit to attend at least 7 of 9 sessions, including the opening retreat.
- Selection of those 21 years of age and older.