The AMP’D Continuing Education Scholarships are designed for modern professionals from Chamber Member businesses or organizations seeking to continue their education on any level; whether pursuing a college degree, technical certification, or attending a professional development conference. Applicants must be employed by a Douglas County Chamber members, have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, and be under the age of 40.
“The education and professional development of young professionals is essential asset to a successful and thriving workforce.,” commented Chamber President and CEO, Sara Ray. AMP’D holds fundraisers throughout the year to ensure that these opportunities continue to be available, and we are thrilled to support them.”
Applications for the 2019 scholarship are now available and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 14th. If you are interested in learning more about AMP’D, please contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022.
The Top Ten Young Professionals of 2018 is a recognition presented by the DC Chamber’s Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas (AMP’D). Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas is a program of the Douglas County Chamber Foundation.
Congratulations to the Top 10 Young Professionals of 2018!
Julia Areh, Georgia Highlands College
Katie Arfanakis, Harvester Christian Academy
Karla Beedles, K Beedles Consulting
Shelby Henry, Chick-fil-A Arbor Place
Katy Hilbert, Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc.
Elena Hudson, Hudson’s Hickory House
Chelsea Jackson, City of Douglasville
Andrew Jordan, Connally, Jordan & Associates, P.C., CPA
Dalia Racine, Junior League of Douglas County
Lyndsey Sargent, Water & Sewer Authority
The NextGen Mentoring Program is a cornerstone of AMP’D and its mission of attracting emerging professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County. AMP’D began in 2007 as the Young Professionals Connection, and was rebranded as AMP’D in 2018.
Young professional mentees are connected with an accomplished professional from a broad array of commercial, nonprofit and government backgrounds. Mentors help shape a young professional’s future by sharing your knowledge and providing a firsthand glimpse of life and work in Douglasville and Douglas County. At the conclusion of the program, mentors and mentees often find that the learning has been mutual and that the relationship has grown in ways not foreseen at the start.
In order to establish a successful relationship, mentors and mentees need to be:
The Talent Development Series is designed to help prepare individuals for advancement opportunities within the workplace. The series will be offered the second Monday of each month at the Douglas County Chamber. Topics for the Series include conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring, business etiquette, creative problem solving, safety in the workplace, civility in the workplace, interpersonal skills, public speaking, leadership, and team building. Participants that attend all seminars will receive a West Georgia Technical College Leadership Certificate. The target audience for these courses are individuals who have been identified as potential supervisor or managerial candidates and those who are in entry level and mid-management positions.
Attract forward minded young professionals that want to professionally grow in their community and career.
Team ATTRACT members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of programs and events through marketing collateral, communication efforts, local partnerships, and recruiting new members for AMP’D.
Develop, enable and educate Douglas County’s next generation of leaders.
Team EDUCATE members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of professional development opportunities, scholarship programs, young professional award recognition, and industry visits.
Create an environment where young professionals can meet, network, partner and unite.
Team UNITE members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of bi-monthly networking opportunities, the annual Cornhole Tournament, Politics Power Breakfast, and the Tacky Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl.
Encourage and empower young professionals to make a difference by serving the professional, civic and philanthropic aspects of Douglas County.
Team SERVE members are tasked with the planning, logistics and implementation of quarterly community service opportunities, Principal 4 a Day and Teacher 4 a Day programming, and youth mentor programs.
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