Posted on: September 3, 2020 Posted by: Sarah Giavedoni Comments: 0

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Learn more about VISION Transylvania and how you can participate in their next class.
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Communities are built and grown by active community members. Being confident in your community leadership is one of the important ways in which people Live Abundantly in WNC

Today, we’re shining a spotlight on one local organization that helps locals build their leadership skill sets. We invite you to learn more about VISION Transylvania and how you can participate in their next class.

What is VISION Transylvania?

VISION Transylvania is a ten-month course that gives 25–30 adult participants an in-depth knowledge of Transylvania County. By focusing on the area’s history, present, and future, the program develops skilled leaders who are informed, involved, and committed citizens engaged in moving the community forward.

Program participants engage in an orientation, two retreats, and ten intensive days covering the following topics:

  • Business/Industry & Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Government
  • Heath Care & Human Services
  • History/Cultural Diversity
  • Law Enforcement & Emergency Services
  • Local Arts
  • Outdoor Recreation

At the end of their course, graduates of the program have formed a network for cooperative community trusteeship, as well as a team approach to solving community problems and visioning the future. Hopefully, all graduates have also come to believe that local and regional knowledge and cooperation are critical elements in causing change and moving the community forward.

How can I participate in VISION Transylvania’s next class?

VISION Transylvania’s 2020 class recently graduated. To apply for the Class of 2021, visit their website at

How does Viz Transylvania support area youth?

The Viz Transylvania Youth Leadership Program is develops the knowledge and understanding youth need to become the next generation of effective community leaders. The year-long program is open to high school juniors and promotes a variety of skill sets. Students explore civic responsibility and engagement, enhance their awareness of their community, and practice consensus building and effective decision-making skills. By the completion of the program, participants should have an appreciation for working collaboratively and the skills needed for effective leadership and responsible involvement in community affairs.

Get more by giving back

Every day, our agents and staff impress us by their involvement in strengthening community efforts through service and financial support. We encourage you to get involved, too.

Help support community leadership organizations now and in the future! Give BIG to an organization that means something to you. Reach out to VISION Transylvania or contact your Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks agent to learn about leadership programs near you.

VISION Transylvania

45 Oak Park Drive, Brevard | (828) 883-2520 |

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