The Christian County LEAD program will kick off its 13th year in 2018, and they are looking for the next group of people who want to be a part of the program. LEAD, which stands for “Leadership Excellence Achieved by Design”, is a program put on through a partnership between the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and the University of Illinois Extension Christian County Office.
Linda Smith is the Co-Coordinator of the LEAD program. She says the program teaches individuals their own strengths and also to recognize others’ strengths that they could work on for themselves.
Smith says in the past, the group has made trips to the state capitol, area businesses, schools, hospitals, and much more. If you have questions about the program, she says the best people to talk to about the program are the 200 plus people who have been through the program.
Registration has begun for next year’s LEAD program. Applications are due by Friday, December 8, and the first meeting will be January 10. The program is open to anyone, and if you any questions you can give Smith a call at 820-0215.