Leadership West Volusia Schedule

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In collaboration with the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership West Volusia begins January 27, 2023, with an orientation/reception at Stetson University, and concludes with a graduation ceremony on May 19, 2023 (Subject to change). The program opens with a weekend retreat (Friday evening and Saturday. Overnight is not required). The retreat is devoted to personal leadership development through topics such as team building, emotional intelligence, growth and fulfillment through volunteerism.

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2023 Schedule (subject to change)

January 27, 2023

  • 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Stetson University (Carlton Union Building - Lee's Garage)
  • Topic: Orientation and Reception
  • Speakers: Chamber/Stetson, Dr. Timko, J. Rick Roach

February 3-4, 2023

  • Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location - DeLand/ Stetson University
  • Topic: Retreat Weekend
  • Facilitator: J. Rick Roach
  • Judge Rick Roach
  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch provided

February 17, 2023

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Volusia County Sherriff
  • Leadership Topic: Leaders and Work-Life Balance
  • Topics: Public Safety, law and justice, EOC
  • Potential Speakers: Sherriff Chitwood, Chief of Police, Emergency Management
  • Lunch provided
  • Tour: Sherrif tactical facility, JJ Facility

March 10, 2023

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: DeLand Museum of Art
  • Leadership Topic: Body Language for Leaders
  • Topic: Arts, culture and tourism, serving on a board, fern industry
  • Potential Speakers: DeLand Museum of Art, Mainstreet DeLand, West Volusia Tourism, Chamber, Stetson
  • Tour: Downtown DeLand walking tour, Stetson, Fernery
  • Lunch at a restaurant in downtown DeLand

March 31, 2023

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Debary Gateway Center 
  • Leadership Topic: Leading and Managing Change
  • Topic: Transportation, infrastructure, energy/sustainability
  • Potential Speakers: Debary Mayor, FDOT, City of Debary, Duke Energy
  • Tour: Sunrail to Winter park 
  • Lunch in Winter Park

April 21, 2023

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: DeLand Airport Facility
  • Leadership Topic: Introduction to Leadership
  • Topic: Economic Development, Education, Skyding industry
  • Potential Speakers: Economic Development/Workforce panel; Higher Education Panel
  • Tour: Kingspan, Davita, CPS/Performance Design
  • Lunch at The Perfect Spot at Skydive DeLand

May 5, 2023

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: AdventHealth Orange City
  • Leadership Topic: Leading Teams
  • Topic: Healthcare, human services/non profit
  • Potential Speakers: AdventHealth, Neighborhood Center, Boys and Girls Club, United Way, Backpack Buddies
  • Tour: AdventHealth campus, Backpack Buddies
  • Lunch provided

May 19, 2023

  • 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building, Stetson University. 131 E. Minnesota Ave, DeLand
  • Graduation
  • Dinner provided

**This schedule is subject to change.

Participants should visit the website https://www.stetson.edu/administration/continuing-education/leadership-west-volusia/index.php prior to each session for updated information and resources.

Leadership West Volusia

Start Date: 

January 27, 2023

Tuition: $1,200

Register Here

For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at
386-822-7500 or [email protected]