The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce’s, Vice President of the Leadership Collier Foundation™, Amanda Beights will discuss the importance of a collective impact and “Growing Effective Business Partnerships that Support Work Based Learning” at the NAF Next National Conference, July 8 -11, in Washington D.C.
In coordination with Future Ready Collier, Collier County organizations, businesses, schools and community members are making significant efforts to support College and Career Readiness for all students. The Naples Chamber’s Leadership Collier Foundation has partnered with Collier County Public Schools to promote and connect work-based learning opportunities for NAF Academy students. In June, the Naples Chamber was awarded the 2018 Florida Commissioner of Education Business Recognition Award for their partnership with the Collier County Public School District.
Amanda Beights will speak on a panel with other local professionals including: Tu Chi, Director of Human Resources, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort; Nicole Litchko, Manager, Career & Technical Education, Collier County Public Schools; and Courtney Stahlman, Manager, High School Career Academies, Collier County Public Schools. The panel will discuss the importance of developing community and business partnerships to create and sustain work-based learning in a small community.
Amanda Beights is the Vice President of the Leadership Collier Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, she manages the Foundation’s programs, including: Leadership Collier™, Youth Leadership Collier™, Growing Associates In Naples™ (GAIN™), and Campaign for Leadership™. Additionally, Amanda administers the Foundation’s Alumni Association, comprised of over 1,800 graduates to date; acting as the primary alumni programs director and liaison for the Foundation’s Board of Directors. As the Leadership Collier Foundation continues to expand work with youth and workforce development, Amanda also oversees the implementation of the Chamber’s work-based learning initiatives.
Amanda is a graduate from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM), the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.