LEADERSHIP Camden County

LEADERSHIP Camden County new class forming

Are you interested in learning more about our community, expanding leadership skills and networking with other area residents?  Then participating in the next LEADERSHIP Camden County program may be the perfect fit for you.  Co-sponsored by UM Extension and the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, Class 21 of the LEADERSHIP Camden County class will begin in September, 2015.

The goals of the program are to enhance the leadership skills of participants to improve Camden County’s future; familiarize participants with the community’s opportunities, needs, problems, and resources; identify and analyze current economic, political and social forces affecting the community’s future; establish effective peer relationships among participants; provide a common ground for communications between participants and community leaders; and to educate participants on how to move people and ideas to action.

Full-day sessions will be held on the first Thursday of the month, beginning on Thursday, September 3, 2015  and ending on Thursday, May 5, 2016.  To graduate, attendance is required for the September orientation session and at least seven of the nine remaining sessions.

Topics to be covered will include team building and leadership dynamics; history and natural resources; infrastructure; education & health services; the Lake economy; law enforcement ; the legal system; and state government.

Class size will be limited to 30 participants and is open to anyone interested in the future of Camden County.  Tuition for the program is $395 and includes class material, polo shirt, breakfasts and lunches associated with each session, and two tickets to the graduation banquet in May.  For an application go to the Chamber’s web site at www.CamdentonChamber.com, or contact the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227 or UM Extension of Camden County at 573-346-2644.  Application deadline is Friday, August 21, 2015.

Leadership Camden County flyer and application (PDF)

LCC Class 20

Twenty-seven participants of Class 20 of the LEADERSHIP Camden County program were recognized at a graduation banquet held May 7th at Creek View Conference Room at Old Kinderhook.  During the nine month program, participants had an opportunity to learn about a number of aspects of the community, including: history and natural resources; state government; social services; health care and education; economic development and tourism; law enforcement and the legal system; and infrastructure.  Several sessions focused on leadership skills, group dynamics, team building, and creating a vision for the future.  A total of 493 people have graduated from the program over the last twenty years. 

LEADERSHIP Camden County

Since the early 1990s, the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce (CACOC) has promoted and fostered the development of leadership in our community.  Since that time, 493 residents have completed the program.  LEADERSHIP Camden County (LCC) is an approach to community leadership development intended to enhance the social and economic well-being of Camden County by developing an active group of effective leaders.  As a result, the mission of LCC is to provide programs which prepare current and developing community leaders committed to shaping Camden County's future.  Small, medium and large companies alike can benefit tremendously from the program.  LCC assists, encourages and motivates individuals to develop important leadership skills.  LCC offers a cost-effective program with a proven track record of success.  For nearly two decades with a modest investment of time and expense, LCC has graduated hundreds of business and civic leaders throughout the Lake Area.

The goals of the program are to enhance the leadership skills of participants to improve Camden County's future; familiarize participants with the community's opportunities, needs, problems and resources; identify and analyze current economic, political and social forces affecting the community's future; establish effective peer relationships among participants; provide a common ground for communications between participants and community leaders; and to educate participants on how to move people and ideas to action.

Anyone may apply to participate in this program.  Class size will be limited to foster group interaction and create the best learning environment possible.  Participation in LEADERSHIP Camden County requires a commitment of time and financial resources.