LEADERSHIP HOLMES COUNTY PREPARES NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Contact Information - 6 W. Jackson St., Suite A, Millersburg; (330) 674-3975, www.holmescountychamber.com (click on the Leadership link). More Information - In Holmes County, leadership and learning go hand-in-hand. In its fourteenth year, Leadership Holmes County was designed to develop leadership skills in a wide range of individuals throughout the county. The program also seeks to increase the number of leaders in business, the community and government, while educating them about Holmes County’s resources, challenges and opportunities. “We’re never too old to learn and sort out new ideas. You’re always involved in leadership situations, whether you’re 5 or 95,” said Leah Miller, who facilitates Leadership Holmes County. Areas of Concentration – In addition to studying “Developing the Leader Within You” by John C. Maxwell, and other leadership resources, the class concentrates on one area of Holmes County each month: * Culture, History and Geography * Local County Government * Non-Proﬁt and Education * Medical Services * Entrepreneurship
* Manufacturing * Tourism * Agriculture Class Selection and Procedures - Each year, a class of 15 to 25 people is selected from the group of countywide applicants. Classes run from September to May and meet once a month. The class spends each morning studying Maxwell’s text, other leadership publications and participating in group discussion. In the afternoon, they travel throughout the county visiting leaders where they work. Miller hopes the leadership students use the opportunity to really sit down, talk to the key players and discuss leadership philosophy and involvement in the community. “We want to heighten awareness. There are opportunities in our county, and we have some challenges out there that need someone to step up to the plate and not just people in business or in public positions,” Miller said. The program also has the beneﬁt of preparing a leadership base for Holmes County to meet the demands of the various boards in the community. Leadership Holmes County is sponsored by the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau.
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