Leadership is one of the most important ingredients needed to build a strong, thriving and vital community. The future of Androscoggin County depends on the quality and commitment of its leaders, now and in the future. Recognizing this, the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce and its supporting organizations are pleased to announce the 2011 Androscoggin Leadership Development Institute, a program that will nurture quality leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges facing our region.
PURPOSE: The Androscoggin Leadership Development Institute is designed to enhance leadership abilities through skill building and interactive sessions with experienced leaders. The program motivates aspiring leaders to assume positions of greater responsibility in business, community organizations, and government. It also fosters a greater understanding of the current and future needs of our community and the opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful difference in addressing those needs.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE: The Institute is a twelve week program offering valuable information and hands-on experiences designed to enhance leadership potential; to channel personal strengths; and to cultivate interest in community service. The September-November program is conducted by professional facilitator, Steve Pecukonis, who has designed and run leadership programs all across the State for more than a decade. The Institute has been approved for continuing education unit (CEU) credits.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: The Androscoggin Leadership Development Institute is appropriate for all of the following:
1. A business person who wants to develop leadership skills for use in the workplace or the community
2. A volunteer or board member of a community organization looking to lend greater support to the organization’s development
3. A community member with a desire to be involved to make a difference.
FINANCIAL/APPLICATION INFORMATION: Program tuition is $575 and covers all materials and meals. Limited scholarship assistance may be available and those interested should include a letter along with the completed application and letter of recommendation. A maximum of 20 participants will be admitted.