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Leadership Shelby County is a year long program designed to identify potential leaders and develop within these individuals the knowledge, skills and vision necessary to enable them to actively participate in the enhancement of the quality of life in their communities.

 

What is Leadership Shelby County?

Leadership Shelby County is a year long program designed to identify potential leaders and develop within these individuals the knowledge, skills and vision necessary to enable them to actively participate in the enhancement of the quality of life in their communities.

Who can participate in Leadership?

All persons from throughout Shelby County who are interested in community trusteeship are encouraged to apply.  Each year the program brings together a diverse group of 15 men and women, selected from applicants who have been carefully chosen for their degree of involvement in the community and level of commitment to the goals of Leadership Shelby County.

What are the goals for the participants of Leadership?

 Leadership encourages class members to become motivated and committed community leaders.  It helps them explore and develop action plans for addressing local needs and issues.  It provides a forum for persons to meet and exchange thoughts and ideas with current and prospective leaders of the community, and it develops and nurtures a special bond among class members which aids them in effectively promoting work on community projects.

What is the format of the program?

Each month, with a “hands on” approach, the class studies specific topics including:  education,  local and state government, health and human services, economic development, quality of life, and heritage.  By exposing the Leadership Class to timely issues, and by meeting with speakers who are experts in their fields, a well-rounded growth experience occurs.

What happens after graduation?

Upon graduation, class members are expected to continue their Leadership experience by planning the curriculum for the next class.  They can also take their skills into the community where they will use them in both their professional and personal lives.  Leadership graduates may wish to take part in various Alumni Committee activities such as recruiting or serving as resources for speakers or sponsorships.

 

                     Class Schedule
                         Tentative

 

    DATE                                                       SESSION

 August 17                                       Meet the Class Welcome Reception

 September 21                                 Heritage Day

 October 19                                     Government Day – City and County

 November 16                                  Agriculture Economy Day

 December 21                                  Economy Day

 January 18                                     Education Day

 February 15                                   Health Care & Social Services

 MarchTBA                                      Shelby County Day in Austin

 March 15                                        Energy Day

 April 19                                           Quality of Life

 April TBA –                                      Graduation