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Leadership Halifax County


Leadership Halifax is offerd every other year.  Our next program will be 2014-2015!

 

What is Leadership Halifax County?

            It is an exciting program sponsored by the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce created to recruit and educate people with the skills and knowledge to inspire them to serve in leadership positions throughout Halifax County.

 

Objectives:

  • Develop leadership skills of participants
  • Educate participants
  • Challenge participants to think about the future and change the way they deal with the present
  • Improve communication skills
  • Develop new interpersonal skills
  • Inspire graduates to serve the community through service

 

Participants:

            A maximum of 20 people will be selected from the applicant pool based on the application information and recommendations of two people who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s leadership performance and potential.  Approval of the applicant’s employer is required. Class participants will be selected to obtain the diversity of talent and experience to successfully represent Halifax County. In addition to the stated criteria, every effort is made to include representatives from business, government, education, not-for-profit organizations, citizens at large and those bringing diversity to the Halifax County Leadership program in areas including, but not limited to, professional, geographic, age, gender, and ethnic background.

 

Attendance:

            Attendance at each session is strictly monitored and enforced. Participants missing in excess of one program day or the equivalent will be ineligible to graduate. Because of these requirements and strict enforcement, the employers’ understanding of the commitment is essential.

Commitments:

  • Participants and employers need to be committed to the attendance policy for the full program.
  • There may be prerequisite reading and activities for some of the sessions.
  • One overnight stay is planned for the beginning session in September.
  • Transportation to and from the session locations is the responsibility of the participant.
  • A sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve in the community.
  • Ability to make the time and personal commit6ment necessary to serve full benefit from the program.

 

Tuition:

            Tuition is $700.00 for Chamber members and $800.00 for non-members and is due by September 30, 2012. It is used to defray the program expenses and may be paid by the participant or the employer.

 

Application:

            Request an application by contacting the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce at 572-3085 or info@halifaxchamber.net.   Completed applications are due on or before August 15, 2014.


 

Program/Session Topics:

            Orientation/Team Building/Personality Styles – September 

            Leadership Skills – October 

            Economic Development/History ofHalifaxCounty– November

            Education – December

            State Government – January 

            Healthcare – February

            Local Government/Judicial System – March 

            Community Services & Visioning – April 

            Graduation – May 

 

Program Outcomes:

  • Develop & hone leadership skills
  • Improve communication skills
  • Enable participants to serve in leadership positions
  • Teach participants about Halifax County
  • Introduce participants to community & business leaders
  • Improve opportunities for career advancement

 

Anyone interested in participating in Leadership Halifax County should demonstrate:

  • The commitment of time and energy to fully engage in and attend all sessions
  • The full support of employer
  • The aptitude for leadership
  • The commitment to utilize leadership skills to serve Halifax County upon graduation

     

     

 Click Here For Application