An orientation, a two-day Fall retreat, regular monthly day sessions, a two-day Winter retreat, a two-day Spring retreat, and a celebration event make up the schedule for Other Voices. Each session is planned by a program committee working with a professional facilitator. Program goals are accomplished through a series of readings, interactive seminars, experiential assignments, creative dialogue among class members, and community resources. Class teams may also develop one or more group projects which are aimed at addressing issues that improve human relations in Greensboro and Guilford County.
A diverse group of traditional and non-traditional leaders with the capacity to influence others and with an interest in enhancing their personal involvement in our community will be selected to participate in the program. Class size will be approximately 25 participants. An important tool of the learning process in the Other Voices program is the diversity of the class.
YOUR TIME COMMITMENT
Other Voices requires a serious commitment of time. The success of the program depends on the commitment of each participant to being present on each program day and to be on time. Accordingly, recognition of the completion of the program will include a certificate. New graduates (alumni) will be invited to attend graduate (alumni) activities. Pre-session assignments and a possible community project will require additional time above and beyond the scheduled program days. Those who are unable to make the entire commitment should not apply.
A participant may miss up to two days and still graduate. However, attendance at the Fall Retreat, the Winter Retreat, and the Spring Retreat is mandatory.
Candidates may be nominated by their employers, by an organization in which they serve as volunteer leaders or they may nominate themselves. Applications must be submitted to the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
The tuition for Other Voices is $1,200 for Chamber members and non-profit staff members and $1,500 for all other individuals. It may be paid by the individual, an employer, agency, organizations or other sources. You will be invoiced upon acceptance. Payment is due prior to the beginning of the program year, which is the Orientation Program Day.