more than just networking!
As a founding partner of the Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development, the Chamber works closely with business-education representatives and has been meeting regularly with the Superintendents of the 17 School Districts within Westmoreland County. The goal of the forum is to provide a better understanding of regional quality workforce needs of business and industry and how improved communication and collaboration can be cultivated and developed between education and business entities to address the needs of the new economy.
Leadership Westmoreland is a 9-month tuition-based program that is custom-designed to foster the development and growth of our community leaders and enhance creative leadership skills for future Westmoreland County Leaders.
In monthly full-day sessions that include site visits and dialogue with key decision makers, participants will learn how the county operates, acquire insight into the decision making process and gain access to vital resources. Participants immerse themselves in community projects, working in teams to study challenging issues and develop real-world solutions. Through these relevant projects and through the development of working relationships with team members and others, participants enhance their leadership insights and learn how to affect real change.
The curriculum includes sessions on Building a Business Acumen; Cultivating a Learning Culture; Understanding Community Caregiving; Living an Accountable Life; Being an Informed Citizen; Navigating an Information-Rich Culture; and Embracing a Work/Life Balance.
REIMAGINING OUR WESTMORELAND
Reimagining Our Westmoreland will serve as the County’s official guide for land use and development over the next 10-20 years. It will be Westmoreland’s “road map,” detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important quality of life issues like land use, housing, parks, infrastructure, transportation, and more. Ultimately, the Plan will answer: “what should Westmoreland County look like in 10-20 years and how do we get there?”
The new Comprehensive Plan will be community-driven, and its vision and policy recommendations will be grounded in extensive community outreach. Ultimately, the Comprehensive Plan will be approved by the County’s Board of Commissioners. The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) is working with the consultant team to help review the plan throughout the entire planning process. Chad Amond, Chamber President, is an active participant on this committee.