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Leadership West Volusia 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5:30 PM until Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:00 PMEastern Standard Time

Stetson University
421 N Woodland Blvd Unit 8393
Deland, FL 32723
United States


In collaboration with the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership West Volusia draws together business and community leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences to learn about challenging community issues while enhancing their leadership skills. Beginning with a reception hosted by past alumni, attendees learn to challenge assumptions through both their personal lens, as well as the perspectives of fellow team members and alumni. Directed toward area adults who have demonstrated leadership potential and interest in servicing their community, participants will learn about their county and how they might become a more engaged citizen.

Program Goals

The goal of Leadership West Volusia is to develop a group of people who will provide ongoing leadership in the community. The program will provide opportunities for potential leaders to meet with today's leaders to gain a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing our community. It will also provide educational opportunities to strengthen the leadership and communication skills of participants. Leadership West Volusia is not an action or advocate group; rather, it is a program designed to help the community meet the challenges of the future by assuring well-trained and knowledgeable citizen leaders.


Men and women who reside or work in the West Volusia area and wish to enhance their leadership potential and service through community involvement are eligible to participate in Leadership West Volusia. The program is designed to benefit attendees from Private – large and small business and professionals, Non-Profit – human services agencies, education, religion and community volunteers, and Public – local government, court and judicial and anyone interested in becoming a community volunteer.


The benefits for the participants in this program include the following:

  • Developing a network of community contacts and building working relationships with community leaders.
  • Learning what factors are of significance to key community issues and how, in general, the community works.
  • Becoming better acquainted with other community leaders.
  • Learning about various community resources, facilities and governing bodies.
  • Developing the leadership potential of each participant.

Fee and Attendance Requirement

The tuition for Leadership West Volusia is $925.00. If you request a single room at the retreat, there will be an additional charge.  Fees or portions of fees will not be refundable after participants have been selected and attendance confirmed. Participants and sponsoring organizations must be willing to commit the necessary time to the program. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and no more than two sessions may be missed for emergency reasons. Attendance at the weekend retreat is compulsory. Those missing more than two sessions for any reason may not be permitted to graduate. Tardiness and/or early departures from meetings is not allowed. The retreat is a team-building exercise; participants are required to stay at the retreat site from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.

Use this form to register for Leadership West Volusia.  Please make sure to complete all required portions that are marked with a (*).

If you have any questions, please email Continuing Education and Outreach at ceo@stetson.edu or call 386-822-7500.

Mailing Address*
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Sponsor's Address*
Sponsor's Address*
Use this form to register for Leadership West Volusia.  If you have any questions, please email Continuing Education and Outreach at ceo@stetson.edu or call 386-822-7500.
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Additional Information
Participants in Leadership West Volusia are expected to attend all scheduled sessions and be present for the entire duration of each one.  For emergency reasons, two absences are allowed, with the exception that no retreat, Personal Leadership Development, or graduate exercise may be missed.  Absenteeism will result in being dropped from the program (without registration fee refund).  Tardiness and/or early departures from meetings will be considered the same as an absence.  Attendance is an intricate part of this program, if you are not able to attend Leadership West Volusia under these expectations, it is advised that you apply for the next Leadership West Volusia.
Are you and your employer willing to make this attendance commitment? *
Are you and your employer willing to make this attendance commitment? *
Upon acceptance into the Leadership West Volusia program, your balance will need to be paid in full prior to December 31, 2021.  Should you qualify and are awarded a scholarship, scholarship dollars will be deducted from any amount due.
Participants requesting a single room for the retreat will cost a total of $1,073.00.
Participants in a shared room for the retreat will cost $925.00. *Roommates will be assigned to all participants paying $925.00.*
Leadership West Volusia has a limited fund of scholarship dollars to assist individuals that demonstrate financial need. The scholarship fund provides need-based scholarships to qualified applicants to help cover a portion of the cost of the program. Scholarships will be awarded upon demonstration of financial need. The financial need criteria will be based on whether the scholarship will make it practical for the applicant to participate in the program.