2018 Community Coaching Summit

The 4rd Annual Community Coaching Summit is just a few weeks away. We are looking forward to a great event on October 29 -30, 2018 in Norton, VA. As in previous years, we will gather to discuss ways to support and strengthen our SWVA communities as they revitalize. This year we will emphasize relationship building and how it applies to leadership in the community. During the Summit, we will delve into discussions about engaging community members in aspects of community development and collectively come up with strategies to enhance the work that we do.

On October 29, we’ll offer adventures throughout Norton. After you RSVP you’ll be able to select from a guided bus tour (Downtown Norton, High Knob, Flag Rock, Powell River Trail in Appalachia, the Greenbelt project in Big Stone Gap, and Powell Valley Overlook), a three-mile hike in Flag Rock recreation area, a five-mile trail run in Flag Rock recreation area, a mountain bike ride or a guided nature tour. If you are interested in learning more about the outdoor recreation Norton has to offer, this link is a great resource:

October 29: Pre-Summit Events (Norton Farmers Market – 815 Park Avenue W, Norton, Virginia)

Get Outside in Norton!
1:00 PM Check In – Farmer’s Market
Hotel check in & outdoor rec and bus tour of region
2:00 PM Outdoor recreation and bus tour begins
Evening Welcome & Social at the Farmer’s Market
5:00 PM Happy Hour
6:00 PM Dinner & Presentation by Fred Ramey, Norton City Manager
7:00 PM Norton Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion
7:30 PM Woodbooger  Welcome!
Square dancing
Corn hole
Sugar Hill brew
Fire pit conversations & smores

October 30: Day Agenda (The Country Cabin – 6034 Kent Junction Road, Norton, Virginia)

8:30 AM Light breakfast
9:00 AM  Welcome by Duane Miller, LENOWISCO
9:15 AM  Rally SWVA Video
9:20 AM  Rally Community Builder and Communities – Reverse Panel Discussion
9:50 AM  Building Relationship and Change Leadership, Steve Lawson, Big Stone Gap
10:05 AM Leadership Styles – DISC
Chris Cannon, Friends of SWVA
Becky Nave, Virginia Tourism
11:30 AM  Relationships are the Foundation of Leadership
Case Study presentation, David Hite, Bluefield College
12:05 PM  Lunch
1:00 PM Relationships are the Foundation of Leadership
Interactive Learning Activity, David Hite, Bluefield College
1:45 PM Building, Growing and Moving Forward
2:00 PM  Adjourn


If you are planning to stay overnight on October 29 and have not had a chance to book a room yet, it is not too late. There are rooms available in Norton, a full list of lodging options can be found on the City of Norton’s website: