LEADERSHIP Camden County

LEADERSHIP Camden County Class 22

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.  The program is targeted at members of the community who are interested in realizing their leadership potential.  Each participant is is both a learner and a teacher and is expected to share his or her knowledge and expertise with the group.  LEADERSHIP Camden County aims to provide an active, hands-on learning experience. 

Co-sponsored by UM Extension in Camden County and the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, Class 22 of the LEADERSHIP Camden County class will begin in September.

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.

Ten full day sessions will take place monthly September 7, 2016 through May 3, 2017.  To graduate, attendance is required for the September orientation session and at least seven of the nine remaining sessions. With the exception of the third session, sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Graduation will be held on Thursday evening, May 4, 2017.

Topics to be covered will include team building and leadership dynamics, history and natural resources, infrastructure, education and 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 materials, supplies, meals, a polo shirt and two tickets to the graduation banquet May 2017.

For more information contact the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227.  Applications are due by Monday, August 15. 2016.  To register http://www.camdentonchamber.com/leadership/Class%2022%20application%20new%201.pdf.  

LCC Class 21 graduated

Thirty-three participants of Class 21 of the Leadership Camden County program were recognized at an awards banquet held May 6, 2016 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 499 people have graduated from the program over the last twenty-one years. Participants in Class 21 include Jessica Bennett, William R. Brown, Erin Burdette, Forest Chappell, Vanessa Cortez, Shawn Glenn, Vicki Granneman, Scott Hines, Lisset Holt, Brett Hudson, Becky Jennings, Martha Kolstedt, Courtney Lent, Mark Maasen, Karie Maaasen, Naomi Ortiz, Baily Puppel, Chris Rector, Tonya Reiter, Demi Rice, Mychaela Robinson, Darren Rucker, Debby Schleper, Mitch Shields, Bart Sims, Steve Stafford, Madison Steingrubey, Terry Sullivan, Tim Taylor, Becky Travnichek, Lance Utley, Mary Kay von Brendel and Debbie Williams.

If you are interested in getting more information on LCC contact the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227 or MU Extension Camden County at 573-346-2644.

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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, 466 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.