The sessions will be conducted monthly; primarily on the third or fourth Thursday of each month. Orientation for each new class will be in August, an overnight team building retreat will be held in September, class sessions will begin in October, and a graduation ceremony will be held in May. Each meeting will be from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM (subject to change.) For a complete calendar of events visit the Chamber of Commerce website at www.gocovington.com/chamber/leadershipnewtoncounty.
To graduate from the Leadership Newton County program, participants are expected to attend all sessions, and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Participation in a class or team project is also required. Participants who miss more than two sessions will forfeit their membership in the class without a tuition refund. If you are unable to make this level of commitment, it is not in your best interest to apply at this time.
Tuition for Leadership Newton County Program is $795 for Chamber members, $995 for non-Chamber members. Once an applicant is selected, payment is due upon the candidate's affirmation of acceptance. Checks can be mailed or dropped off to the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, 2101 Clark Street SW, Covington GA 30014. You may contact Susan Davis, the Chamber Finance Director, for questions regarding payments at 770-786-7510.
There are limited, need-based funds available covering up to 50% of the program tuition. Applicants who would like to be considered for financial assistance should note it on their application. Your request for consideration will be held in utmost confidence and will in no way affect the selection process.