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Supporting the Orlando Regional Chamber’s pillar of talent development, YP:NEXT’s (formerly YPAC) mission is to provide Central Florida’s millennial generation with strategic tools, tactics and knowledge to prepare them for their future of work and leadership. YP:NEXT provides employers the opportunity to immerse rising young employees in professional development programming designed to support regional efforts to attract and retain today’s top talent.
At bi-monthly meetings, members participate in a series of workshops, conversations and opportunities to learn best practices to address the changes and challenges facing our society and workforce now and into the future.
YP:NEXT brings together an inclusive and diverse group of high-performing young professionals under the age of 39 for professional development, networking opportunities and access to key community leaders.
YP:NEXT meetings are typically held from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, located at 301 East Pine Street, 9th floor, Orlando. Optional volunteer opportunities, networking opportunities, socials and professional development workshops will be regularly added to the calendar.
YP:NEXT members are expected to attend four (4) of the six (6) formal meetings.
The YP:NEXT is a program of the Orlando Regional Chamber, a core component of the Orlando Economic Partnership. Elesa Sowell, Associate, Shutts & Bowen, serves as the 2019-2020 YP:NEXT Chair.
Mentorship Opportunities with iGRO
In 2017, a volunteer committee comprised of members of YP:NEXT launched iGRO, a two-month program designed to retain our business community’s summer interns and new hires by showcasing why Orlando is an ideal place to live, work and play. Members of YP:NEXT can volunteer on the iGRO committee and/or as a volunteer mentor to a 2020 iGRO participant.
If you would like more information on how to join YP:NEXT, contact Patricia Thomas, Associate Director of Operations and Programs, Orlando Regional Chamber, at email@example.com or 407.902.2443.