Leadership Charlevoix County
Business professionals looking to enhance their leadership skills are encouraged to apply for the Leadership Charlevoix County program, now in its sixth year. Led by community leaders, the nine-month program will introduce participants to the various sectors of the county, the inner workings and needs of the region.
The nine-month course, running from September through May, will take participants throughout the county and includes sessions in:
· Connecting with Your Government
· Ethics, Culture & Philanthropy
· Building Your Toolbox
· Economic Development
· Education Today
· Health & Human Services
· Environmental and natural resources
· Where do we go from here? Putting newly learned skills to use
In addition to the monthly sessions, the course kicks off with an orientation and then an overnight retreat to Beaver Island. Participants will be matched with a mentor who will help open doors to personal and professional growth. The session culminates with a graduation ceremony in May.
Seats are limited and interested individuals are encouraged to complete an application soon. Tuition is $800 for the full course and includes materials, meals and other program costs. If the applicant’s employer/organization is not a member of the Boyne City, Charlevoix, East Jordan or Beaver Island Chambers of Commerce, the cost is $900.
Leadership Charlevoix County is coordinated by members of the Board of Directors: Mary Faculak (President), East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce; Alison Hubbard (Vice President), Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce; Jim Baumann (Secretary), Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce; Corey Bascom (Treasurer), Mason Kammermann & Rohrback; Dianne Litzenburger (Past President), Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District; Frank Leonard, Lenbeck, L.L.C.; Lori Meeder, Boyne City Main Street; Maureen Radke, Charlevoix County Community Foundation; Abbie Hart, 4Front Credit Union; Valerie Snyder, Valerie Snyder, P.C.; Dee Vincent, Harbor Industries; Dan Reynolds; Michelle Cortright, Harbor House Publishers.