The 2013 Young Professionals of Ames (YPA) Leadership Symposium, in partnership with the Ames Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, Nov. 22, from noon - 4 p.m. The program is titled "Uncovering Your Strengths through Strengths Finders," and will take place at the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center, 2609 University Blvd. A lunch will be included.

Young Professionals of Ames and the Ames Chamber of Commerce are jointly offering this opportunity to help individuals uncover strengths using Strengths Finders. During this symposium, participants will learn more about individual strengths, how to apply those strengths in different environments and how to leverage strengths in a leadership capacity. Led by Dr. Stephanie Zywicki, this symposium is highly interactive and engaging—participants will leave with a greater awareness of the strengths development philosophy and an action plan for their own strengths development.

It is open to all Ames Chamber members for $35 each (includes lunch). Participants will need to come with their top five strengths determined by Gallup’s book, "StrengthsFinders 2.0." Access to the quiz will be provided to those who register and must be completed in advance. Register at www.ameschamber.com by Nov. 15. For more information, call the Chamber office at 515-232-2310.

The event is being sponsored by Kreg Tool and Munn Lumber.