Cultivating leadership through community immersion and interaction, Leadership Maitland is designed to empower professionals to build and maintain a strong network of inter-connected community leaders.
This eight-month program encourages growth of its members by engaging with interactive activities, leadership training, onsite events, and panel discussions with mentors, business experts and other key executives. The curriculum provides broad-based leadership perspectives to familiarize the participants with the challenges, opportunities, and resources for the benefit of their businesses and the community at large. Leadership Maitland participants develop lifelong personal relationships through the bond of common experiences and friendships made while learning about the greater Maitland area and general business resources together!
Leadership Maitland creates a special opportunity to enrich your personal growth, add new value to your company, and better understand your community and how to plug in to engage in a more significant way. This program delivers the tools to enrich your commercial roots while creating enduring relationships with a diverse group of like-minded business leaders, networking on a much deeper basis than you are able to at other chambers events.
Leadership Maitland does not believe in long boring lectures, instead providing high energy learning sessions and hands-on experiences that will make each session impactful and memorable.
Expand your leadership skills and capacity through immersion into our community as well as targeted leadership training each session
Incorporate tactics and approaches to become a stronger leader in your business
Develop a close-knit network of the leaders of yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Understand the business, civic, and policy challenges facing the Maitland area
Enjoy life-long connections created through the bonds of program participation
What is the Commitment?
Leadership Maitland runs annually from October to May, with sessions occurring on the third Thursday of the month. These half day sessions run from 9:00AM - 2:00PM and include all course materials, program presentations and light refreshments. At the completion of seven Leadership Maitland working sessions, the program culminates with a graduation ceremony and lunch where we celebrate your achievements with each other and your guests in May.
Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions in order to complete the program. Participants who miss more than one session may be denied graduation.
The dates of Leadership Maitland 2022 ? 2023 class are:
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023 ? Graduation Luncheon
Leadership Perspectives: Sources and Resources for Optimal Success
Maitland Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Compassion for the Region
Government for the People
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Transportation, Growth and Preservation
Arts & Culture
Leadership Training Topics & Experiential Learning
Overcoming objections.... and more!
There is also a class project to participate in the development of the Mister Rogers? Week of Kindness events scheduled March 20 - 26.
Tuition to join Leadership Maitland is $750 for Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce members, and $950 for nonmembers. Tuition includes all sessions, materials, and refreshments during the program. The graduation lunch is free for the program participant. Tuition is due when enrolling in the program.
Whether you are a member or a nonmember there is no stressful application for this program! Just click on "Register" to submit payment, and then follow the link in the confirmation email to complete your enrollment form. Space is limited to keep a special inter-personal dynamic, so be sure to sign up before we reach our capacity for this year's class.
Rave reviews from our 2021-2022 Class!
"As I graduate of Leadership Maitland, class of 2021-2022, I found the program to be extremely educational and beneficial to anyone who works, resides or does business in the City of Maitland. Learning about the many aspects and behind the scenes work that contribute to making a community and region environmentally and economically sustainable was amazing. Being a resident of Central Florida for many years, I learned about many resources in the region that I did not previously know existed and was available to us. One of the best benefits of the Leadership Maitland program was the networking opportunities and friendships made during the course of the program. Thank you Leadership Maitland for allowing me to be a participant and graduate of the program. I highly recommend the program."
Dan Matthys, AICP, CPM, Director, City of Maitland
"As a member of the Maitland Rotary Club over the past few years, we struggled with ways to better connect with our local community and promote our annual November fundraiser, the Maitland Rotary Art Festival. Last year our club finally joined the Maitland Chamber. This provided me with the opportunity to enroll in Leadership Maitland, a true gateway to learning more about the resources available to us right here in our local community. Each month over the course of the program our group of local participants gathered to learn from our scheduled speaker(s) as well as from one another. I got to know City of Maitland associates and local business owners and associates on a personal basis. I truly believe that the Leadership Maitland program has provided attendees with a greatly enhanced understanding of who's who in our local Maitland community, which in turn enables us all to move forward and accomplish our respective goals in a more unified way."