Developing Effective Community Leadership

About Chautauqua Network


By 2021 Chautauqua Leadership Network is widely recognized for developing leaders who positively influence their communities.


To identify and nurture regional leaders, provide a framework for an emerging network of skilled civic trustees and help our communities to meet the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.

Core Strengths

Chautauqua Leadership Network:

  • • develops leaders who can identify and build upon their strengths, skills and abilities: personal, interpersonal, organizational, community,
  • • fosters empathetic leadership so that its members recognize, respect, and appreciate the strengths of others,
  • • supports dynamic and continuous networks of individuals, organizations and resources for strong and purposeful collaborations, and
  • • cultivates innovative, creative and risk-taking leaders enabling communities to thrive.

Chautauqua Leadership Network teaches:

  • • Different leadership styles and how and when those styles can be most effective.
  • • A broad knowledge of the Chautauqua County community, its people, its systems, its assets and its challenges.
  • • New concepts for personal and corporate growth with a variety of subjects on effective leadership
  • • How to build new relationships with other leaders


Our Sponsors

CLN’s leadership training and the network that supports these leaders is made possible through the support of the following community businesses and institutions.
Jamestown Community College   The Jamestown Area YMCA - serving our local community for over 158 years. When you join the YMCA, you join a community with a gym attached.