GYP Journey



Great leaders do not happen by accident. In order for Gwinnett County to remain competitive, it is important to invest in the leaders of tomorrow, TODAY!

GYP Journey serves young professionals throughout metro Atlanta by providing soft-skills training, professional development and exclusive networking opportunities.

Soft skills are essential to business success. Through GYP Journey, participants will be well-equipped to drive Gwinnett’s future forward.

Who Should Apply
GYP Journey is seeking young professionals with high potential to succeed in their organization and community! These individuals have a strong desire to sharpen their personal leadership skills, increase their community influence and improve their professional skill-sets.

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Expectations and Policies
GYP Journey policies:
GYP Journey begins with a combination of training on Core Values, Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness and Insights Discovery. After developing a deep understanding of self, Journeyers will continue to grow and develop as they participate in each of the 7 monthly topical workshops. Each Journeyer will also be assigned to a Crew which will be composed of 8-10 Journeyers and a Crew Leader who will lead the Crew into deeper discussions. Crews will meet virtually in between monthly workshops.

Attendance: Regular attendance is a vital component of active learning. Attendance is mandatory for all activities assigned in order to complete the GYP Journey program.

Class Participation: Participants will be expected to complete any required preparations prior to class attendance and engage in active discussions with leaders, peers and invited guest speakers.

Leadership Principles Topics Include:
LP 1: Self-Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
LP 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
LP 3: Effective Communication
LP 4: Values-Driven Leadership and Culture
LP 5: Leading Individuals and Performance Management
LP 6: Influence and Power
LP 7: Effectiveness, Innovation and Change Leadership
*Topics are subject to change

$799 – Early Bird Registration
$999 – After July 1

Applications are open!

Do you know a young professional who would gain value from participating in GYP Journey? Nominate them!
Gwinnett Young Professionals is one of the best leadership development programs of its kind. At Jackson EMC, we’ve experienced first hand the benefits of being involved with this organization. Whether it’s learning the fundamentals of management through the Leadership Institute or building relationships through various networking opportunities, GYP delivers outstanding value for our business, not to mention our employees. Investing in the next generation will ensure the future success of both our companies and our communities.

Gwinnett District Manager, Jackson EMC