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Christian County LEADership Program Accepting Applications


Christian County LEADERship Program Committee members, left to right:  Patty A. Hornbuckle, Linda Smith, and Cheryl Sexton. Back row, left to right: Chris Casey, Jason Hoffman, Megan Bryant, and Brian Juberigan. Those not in the photo are Betty Asmussen, Dodie Davis, Robert E. Richardson, and Scott Stallman


If you are interested in learning more about your community, expanding your leadership skills and networking with other residents, then sign up today for the 2015 Christian County LEADership program.

Sessions will be held each Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 -4:00 p.m. beginning on January 13 and ending on March 31, 2015. (Exceptions are January 13 and March 3, which will be all day sessions.)

Topics to be covered include team building and personal leadership dynamics, developing effective meeting management and communication skills and an in-depth look into Christian County history and economic development; local government and education as well as available social service and health care resources.

Class size is limited to 20 participants and is open to anyone interested in the future of Christian County. The LEADership program is designed to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of Christian County by developing an active group of effective leaders.

The goals of the Christian County LEADership program are to enhance the leadership skills of participants to improve Christian County’s future; familiarize participants with the community’s opportunities, needs, problems, and resources; identify and analyze current economic, political and social forces affecting the community’s future; establish effective peer relationships among participants; provide a common ground for communications between participants and community leaders; and to educate participants on how to move people and ideas to action.

Tuition for the program is $199 and includes a one day orientation, a day trip to Springfield to meet local legislators, class materials, supplies, weekly refreshments and guest speakers.

Applications are available by contacting the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce at 824-4919, the University of Illinois Extension in Christian County at 287-7246, or online at www.www.extension.uiuc.edu/cjmm. The application deadline is Friday, December 12, 2014. Checks should be made payable to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and mailed or dropped off at the GTCC office at 108 W. Market St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

For more information, please contact the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce at (217) 824-4919 or The University of Illinois Extension, Christian County Office at (217) 287-7246.

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