• Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy

  • Using a new curriculum developed by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and Small Business Development Center, the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce created a leadership academy for our community that injects leadership development as a core component to successful entrepreneurship. This program would blend leadership and entrepreneurial skills development for current and aspiring business owners.


    Within our Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy, participants learn to:

    • Focus on developing leadership skills critical to carrying out a business vision and working with others to grow
    • Set the stage to transition ideas into action
    • Cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship
    • Transform their mindset from manager to leader
    • Create confidence in business growth
    • Shift strategic focus from technical “know-how” to productive “know why”
    • Achieve end-goal to plan and confidently pitch entrepreneurial ventures

    This (6) month class will begin September 2022.

  • Classes are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    • September 14
    • October 12
    • November 9
    • January 11
    • February 8
    • March 8
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