Leadership Westchester scholarship offered

By Bill Heltzel

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The Westchester County Association will award a scholarship for Leadership Westchester to a young professional.

Leadership Westchester is a nine-month program that combines classroom discussion, fieldwork and self-study.  It is designed to sharpen leadership and communication skills and prepare professionals for leadership in business and nonprofit organizations.

Students will study topics such as overcoming resistance to change, motivating people and learning how to operate under pressure with grace.

Classes have up to 20 students from business, the public sector and nonprofit organizations. They run from October through June and are held at various locations.

The program enables young professionals to be a part of the next generation of business leadership, WCA president Bill Mooney said in a statement.

The scholarship covers the $2,750 tuition.

Applicants must be under age 40 and they or their organization must be a member of the WCA.

The program is run by Volunteer New York!, 914-948-4452. Applications are due by Sept. 16. The form can be found at volunteernewyork.org/leadership, and should be submitted to David Severence  (severance@devservices.us) and Julia Emrick (jemrick@westchester.org).


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Bill Heltzel
Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.