The Toowoomba Chambers Future Leaders, provides a platform that supports the development of our young business owners and professionals who are paving the way for Toowoomba's future success and growth. With thousands of young leaders working in many industries and throughout the Darling Downs, the Future Leaders are the go to network for young professionals and business owners in our region. Future Leaders enables participants to develop strong networks that help further individual careers, forge friendships, encourage collaboration, empower upcoming young leaders and overall strengthen the future of the Toowoomba business community. Quarterly 'Future Leaders Connect' events and the Mentor Program are cornerstone initiatives that form the basis of the annual Future Leaders program.
The following four key principles provide the framwork of Future Leaders:
- Encourage leadership and entrepreneurial spirit of our local young professionals and business owners;
- Provide mentorship opportunities connecting Future Leaders with local business leaders;
- Boost engagement and networking opportunities for Future Leaders;
- Provide Future Leaders with access to leading local and national speakers to connect with, learn from and be inspired by!
The program serves a growing group of over 250 members annually from Toowoomba and the broader community. The Future Leaders Advisory Group (FLAG) is comprised of dedicated volunteer Future Leader members who assist Chamber by providing strategic advice to ensure the Future Leaders program provides purposeful and rewarding opportunities for our young leaders.
Participation with Future Leaders is open to any young person between the age of 18-35 that is wanting to grow professionally and personally. As part of the Toowoomba Chamber Membership, all current members automatically gain access to Future Leaders for their young team members. Individual Membership is also available for people in the 18-35 age bracket who are involved in a business that is not a member of Chamber.