YPO Southern 7 is a Network of Your Peers
A network banded together with a common cause; to become better leaders. How will you lead within your own community, the community that is your business, your family, and your friends? Your unique membership experience will show you what you can learn from an association with highly successful leaders. Great leaders know that Knowledge is the province of power and that lifelong learning is a commitment they must make to remain great leaders. Through YPO access to the best available information members can learn how best to leverage Knowledge against the personal opportunities and constraints that arise in life. Where individuals gather with the common goal of education and learning, in the community of YPO Southern 7, you will find open minds. You will find men and women, your peers, seeking the knowledge and principles of success for their businesses, their families, their friends, and especially themselves.
With a membership of over 450, YPO Southern 7 is the largest Chapter in the Organization. As such, the Southern 7 Chapter is able to offer unique products to its members. Each year, the Chapter holds three chapter-wide conferences, referred to by chapter members as "Big 3" meetings. The winter couples' meeting is a four-day conference. The summer family meeting is a four-day conference to which members bring spouses and children. The fall couples meeting is a city meeting spanning a three- or four-day period and is generally a smaller meeting. Southern 7 provides a wide variety of education resources at Chapter Conferences. Winter and summer meetings normally have 10-20 speakers with a keynote highlighted each day.
Southern 7 Chapter encompasses the seven southern states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. States hold individual state meetings every year. State meetings provide members opportunities to access and build their peer network at the city and state level. In addition, they provide educational opportunities more tailored to the particular regional interests of our members. Prospective members are also afforded the opportunity to meet current members. Members who Champion a State Meeting, with the support of YPO S7 staff, undergo an entry-level experience to Chapter Leadership, thereby enhancing and intensifying the overall learning experience.
At the heart of Southern 7, there is a small intimate group of members (on average 5-12). We call this simply Forum. Built on trust, absolute confidentiality and mutual respect, members find that they no longer need to rely solely on their own past experience alone. Once we understand that there are no exact role models or blueprints for success we begin to open up to new ways to achieve a long-term sustainable competitive advantage in all aspects of life. We find we become more mentally, physically and spiritually agile and flexible - able to adapt across a broad spectrum of situations.
YPO Southern 7 is looking for like-minded individuals seeking new and better strategies for better leadership. If you are that kind of individual we welcome you to the Young Presidents' Organization Southern 7 Chapter, an organization where you can deepen existing relationships and foster new ones. It's an opportunity to live excellence!