A few spots are still open for the 33rd Leadership La Porte County Adult Leadership Program, which is set to begin with a two day opening retreat on September 15th and 16th. The program focuses on educating participants on all aspects of La Porte County while enhancing personal leadership skills and networking with current leaders throughout LaPorte County.
The goal of the Adult Program has always been to provide the information, resources and tools to help the participant become a knowledgeable, well-informed and motivated community leader. Leadership participants are encouraged to utilize the information received and the skills gained through the class to become more actively involved in La Porte County. The aim is to provide information and experiences that will be used in their professional and personal lives.
Hundreds of local individuals have participated in the Leadership Adult Program since its inception 33 years ago. The program begins with a two day retreat Thursday, September 15th and Friday, September 16th, and then proceeds one day each month through May. Each session emphasizes a specific community issue and skill, including education, criminal justice, economic development, quality of life, decision-making, collaboration, teamwork and many others. Community activities and team projects emphasizing the effects of group dynamics are also part of the learning experience.
Leadership La Porte County’s program is unique in that it offers the participants opportunities in which they might not otherwise be exposed. This gives them a first-hand look at the networks in La Porte County.
Applications are now available for the last few remaining spots. Interested participants are encouraged to submit applications soon! Tuition for the program is $900 which covers the cost of all course materials, meals, class locations, and trips. Tuition may be paid by the participant, an employer, a sponsoring organization or individual, and by credit card or installments. Some partial scholarships may also be available.
Information and class applications for the 2016-2017 Adult Leadership Program can be obtained by calling the Leadership office at 325-8223 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and an online application are also available at www.leadershiplaportecounty.com.