• Accelerate Anderson

    A Leadership Program of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce




    $1,500  AACC Members

    $2,000  Non-Members
    Fees will cover the Welcome Reception, Community Classroom Experiences, Snacks, and Program Materials. 

    Accelerate Anderson

    Leadership Development - Professional Development - Personal Development


    The Chamber is accepting applications for the 2024-25 Accelerate Anderson leadership class set to start this fall. The mission of this program is to encourage, educate and stimulate individuals to become more familiar with, more interested in, and engage in all facets of civic endeavor that affect the quality of life in the Anderson area.

    What is Accelerate Anderson?

    Accelerate Anderson is an eight-month course designed to educate, train and encourage Anderson area professionals to take a leadership role in the community. Students will meet monthly for sessions covering topics such as History & Heritage, Wellness & Quality of Life, Local Government & Economy, Education & DEI, and Personal & Professional Development. Each course instructor will be a local professional representing their area of expertise.

    Added Bonus:

    Participants will receive a 1:1 Professional/Personal Development Session with Jodi Landers of Landers Coaching.

  • Why Accelerate Anderson? What is the Program about?

    For the Employer/Sponsor:

    • Increased leadership skills that can be applied for greater workplace effectiveness.
    • Increased networking opportunities that help business solutions.
    • Increased collaboration among public, private, and non profit sectors.
    • Exposure to other community leaders with a shared vision for the future.  

    For the Individual:

    • Improve personal development and leadership skills.
    • Identify a personal vision for community involvement.
    • Become part of an informed, diverse network for personal, business and community development. 


    For the Community:

    • Developing a pool of community leaders with the skills and vision to creatively address community issues.
    • Committed graduates prepared to serve on boards, committees and task forces.
    • A network of individuals using their awareness of the community’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve the quality of life in the Anderson area. 


    • Sessions will run from 9:00am -1:00pm. 
    • Each session will have its own location "community classroom".
    • Session materials will be provided.
    • Snacks will be provided.



    • October 3
    • November 14
    • December 12
    • January 23
    • February 13
    • March 13
    • April 10
    • May 8


    • The class will consist of 6-8 students per year.
    • Tuition is $1,500 for Chamber Members and $2,000 for Non-Members.
    • Registration is now open.