Since 2000, Leadership Walton has been training emerging and existing leaders in the Northwest Florida region. Leadership Walton is for men and women who have achieved leadership positions in their fields and are likely to be tapped for greater community responsibility. Graduates automatically become a member of the Leadership Walton Alumni to assist in their continued education, networking, and community support. The program is the result of planning by the Leadership Walton Visionary Council and promises to be a valuable resource for member businesses interested in building the leadership and management skills of their employees.
Leadership Walton is a unique and innovative approach to the traditional community based leadership model. The program provides the opportunity to: Develop an individual’s leadership, entrepreneurial and team building skills, Increase their value to their organization, Strengthen the greater community.
Exceptional individuals strengthen their skills through: Experiential learning, Team building, Leadership interviews, Class project (wide spread community impact), Reading, Receiving a community mentor through Mentoring Emerald Coast, Mentoring others in the community.
The program is designed in eight monthly sessions, beginning with an overnight retreat in September. Each session thereafter focuses on one major skill, including Beliefs & Attitudes,Team Building, Mentoring, Communication, Organizational Leadership, Coaching, Time Management, Servant hood.
The program concludes with a graduation dinner ceremony in May.