Leadership Magnolia-Columbia County
The mission of LEADERSHIP Magnolia-Columbia County is to improve the quality of life in the community by developing qualified leaders who will address and facilitate solutions to critical issues.
LEADERSHIP MAGNOLIA-COLUMBIA COUNTY
Provides a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, community knowledge and civic networks.
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP MAGNOLIA-COLUMBIA COUNTY?
Founded in 1995, Leadership Magnolia-Columbia County is designed to provide a series of educational and participatory experiences for some twenty-five individuals each year. Participants are chosen for a ten-month leadership training program consisting of seven full-day Sessions, once a month on the third Thursday, starting in October and running through May, and one two day retreat in September.
Sessions combine forums, tours, dialogue and interaction between speakers and participants. Subjects include government, quality of life, education, health care, economy, human services, industry, technology, and community heritage.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LEADERSHIP MAGNOLIA-COLUMBIA COUNTY?
Leadership Magnolia-Columbia County offers new learning opportunities, increases awareness of local resources, creates a network for personal and professional benefit, and challenges potential leaders to explore greater community involvement and decision-making opportunities. The program seeks to identify and nurture existing and potential leaders and acquaint future leaders with community needs, problems, and opportunities.
ARE YOU A LEADER?
Leadership Magnolia-Columbia County requires a serious commitment. Participants should be prepared to devote one day per month (for eight months) to the program, beginning in September and continuing through May. Participants should be prepared to attend and complete the mandatory over-night retreat. The retreat is a vital part of the program and is where multiple decisions will be made about the class project and class officers.
Outside study of program topic may be required. The success of this program will depend on full participation by the individual. Those who are unable to make this commitment should not apply. Leadership Magnolia tuition is $450.00 per individual. Tuition must be paid in full by August 18, 2023. Scholarships may be available for those who qualify for the program. An explanation stating financial need should be included with the application.