With Thanks To Our LEAD Indian Valley Sponsors:

What is LEAD Indian Valley?

Designed for business and nonprofit executives or emerging leaders, the LEAD IV curriculum has a specific emphasis on developing self-awareness and identifying the skills needed to successfully lead teams.

The Chamber is committed to preparing future leaders who can effectively manage the growing diversity in our local communities and workplaces. We respectfully invite you to identify persons in your organization who would be candidates for this program.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available, some of which offer tuition discounts. Contact the Chamber office for details.

Since its inaugural year (2016-17) the program graduated 115 participants.

How do I Apply?

Provide the following item:

  • Completed application form, signed by both applicant and employer/sponsor.

Document must be submitted by Friday, August 2, 2024 to:

Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
ATTN: LEAD Indian Valley Program
121 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 201
Souderton, PA 18964


Tuition is due within one month after notification of acceptance to the program.

  • Chamber Members – Tuition is $1,850
  • Non-Chamber Members – tuition is $2,400, a $100 discount is applied if paid by August 2, 2024.

Please make checks payable to Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, with LEAD Indian Valley in the memo.
The tuition includes all program fees (classes and materials).


Class participants of the LEAD Indian Valley Program are expected to commit the necessary time to fully participate in the program.

Full participation includes:

  • Regular attendance (only two missed session permitted to graduate).
  • Preparation for sessions by completing reading and class assignments, including a company project.
  • Active Participation in class sessions.


The program begins in September 2024 and concludes in May 2025. Sessions are held the 2nd Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The first session is a full day.


Session 1
9/13/24 (full day)

Program Launch
Understanding Your Leadership Approach

Opening reception; Introductions; Orientation to the program; Develop program expectations and Class Ground Rules; Everything DISC Work of Leaders® – Part 1 (Introduction and Vision Modules); Lunch; Set up interviews with community leaders. Take home: Community Leader Interview Guide.

Session 2

Understanding Your Leadership Approach

Introduction to the Everything DISC Work of Leaders – Part 2 (Alignment, Execution, and Action Planning modules). Take home: WOL Book; Online assessment for the Team Dimensions® profile.

Session 3

Become a better Teammate – Company Project Launch

Use The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® : Personal Development profile to better understand the five principles of healthy workplace teams and how they apply to you. Begin planning your internal company/organization project.

Session 4

Communication Strategies

Explore a variety of key components that contribute to effective communication as a leader. These will include communication barriers, paraverbal and nonverbal communication, speaking like a STAR, five listening approaches, listening skills, asking good questions, and more. Work on your company/organization project.

Session 5

Change Management

Guest facilitators, Helene Matthews, M.Ed., PMP, US Training
Manager for Almac Group will present “Planning for Change.”
Making change happen in your organization takes time, planning,
and leadership. Develop the plan you need to manage change
effectively. Understand the fundamentals of change management.
Take the first steps in developing a plan to manage the change
needed to make your company project successful. Work on your
company/organization project. Take Home: StrengthsFinder 2.0
book; Online assessment for StrengthsFinder.

Session 6

Strengths-Based Leadership

Mentor Breakfast. Strengths theory. Your five signature themes
and their relationship with each other. How to nurture your themes
into strengths. Applying your strengths in various leadership roles.
Work on your company/organization project. Take home: Online
assessment for the Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile.

Session 7

Harness the Power of Productive Conflict

Learn ways to improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Introduction to the Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict profile. Understand how to manage your response to conflict situations. Discover communication strategies for engaging in productive conflict with colleagues. Work on your company/organization

Session 8

Nonprofit Board Leadership

Meet local nonprofit executives and explore the issues they are facing. Learn how to be an effective on profit board member. Work on your company/organization project.

Session 9

Leadership Legacy and Company Project Presentations

Creating a leadership legacy. Report on your company/ organization project. Program evaluation.

May Date
To Be Determined

Graduation Luncheon

Chamber hosted graduation luncheon celebration with speakers, guests, sponsors and supports, mentors and alumni.


Company/Organization Project

Each participant will select a project they plan to implement and oversee within their sponsoring organization. Project reports will be due in May and must show how participants used what they learned during class to successfully design and execute the project.


Contact Leslie Wheeling, Program Director

Phone: 215-368-2500

Email: Leslie.A.wheeling@gmail.com