Nine-month business leadership program is seeking its next class.

Gwinnett County, GA – March 1, 2022 – Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP) is seeking applicants between the ages of 21-35 and living and/or working in Gwinnett County for its Journey Leadership Institute cohort. Applicants should have a strong desire to sharpen their personal leadership skills, increase their community influence, and improve their professional skill sets.

“GYP is a community, championing young professionals to further engage, enhance, and develop as they embark on their professional journey.” said Jasmine Billings, Board Chair of Gwinnett Young Professionals. “It is powerful to see young professionals, from diverse backgrounds, use Journey as a resource to not only grow internally but pour into others as Journey Alumni members and Crew Leaders.

The Journey Leadership Institute is a nine-month business leadership program that combines the expertise of Gwinnett’s top leadership and development organizations into one cohesive program. Participants are led through a series of workshops to grow and cultivate their current skills and knowledge. The program begins each year in August and concludes in April.

The Journey Leadership Institute begins with a combination of training on core values, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. After developing a deeper understanding of self, Journeyers will continue to grow and develop as they participate in each of the eight monthly topic-based workshops. Each Journeyer will also be assigned to a Crew which will be composed of 5-8 Journeyers and a Crew Leader who will lead them into deeper discussions. Crews will meet in between monthly workshops.

Monthly workshops will cover:

  1. Self-Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  2. Conflict Management
  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  4. Effective Communication
  5. Values-Driven Leadership and Culture
  6. Leadership and Performance Management
  7. Influence and Power
  8. Effectiveness, Innovation and Change Leadership

Those interested in Journey must apply online to qualify for consideration. To learn more about the Gwinnett Young Professionals Journey Leadership Institute and submit your application, please visit. https://www.gwinnettyoungprofessionals.com/journey/

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About the Gwinnett Chamber
The Gwinnett Chamber serves as the voice for businesses, facilitating quality job growth opportunities while enhancing the community’s vitality and quality of life. The Chamber offers the metro Atlanta business community a wealth of growth opportunity by collaborating with regional partners to drive economic and community development initiatives throughout Georgia. Through its fundamental objectives to help create quality jobs and wealth, strengthen the community, and grow business, the Chamber serves more than 2,200 member companies in metro Atlanta while delivering innovative programs to connect businesses locally, regionally, and globally.

About Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP)E
Established in 2015, Gwinnett Young Professionals (GYP) was created by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce as an initiative to champion young professionals. We envision GYP to be the leading advocate and innovative resource for young professionals to connect, grow, and make an impact. GYP is designed for individuals, ages 21 to 35, who are living and/or working in Gwinnett. There are no membership fees/dues to participate. Getting involved with GYP is as simple as attending an event!