For Immediate Release
From: Carbon County Economic Development Corporation
2020 Leadership Carbon County Class Now Accepting Applications
If you are interested in learning about how to become a transformational and inspirational leader – either professionally or personally – and have an interest in effecting positive change in your community, join us!
Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) announces the 2020 Leadership Program for Carbon County in partnership with the Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rawlins DDA Main Street, and Carbon County Higher Education Center.
Leadership Carbon County is organized for the purpose of identifying key individuals with leadership qualities and concern for the future of Carbon County. This program will not only familiarize participants with the county’s opportunities, needs, resources, and issues but also inspire citizens to assume leadership roles and to take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities.
This year’s class will include projects and activities designed to develop key leadership qualities, including practicing skills in communication, teamwork, ethical leadership, negotiation, and presentation. We are encouraging county-wide participation, and this year’s class will include high-school internship participants. Classes will be held one Thursday a month beginning late January 2020 and continuing through graduation in July. Tuition cost is $350 per person which includes all training materials, meals, and transportation.
After the initial leadership session held in January, monthly sessions will cover topics of healthcare and human services, government/nonprofits/social services, arts and recreation, education and workforce development, industry, tourism, and agriculture. Additionally, the class will attend Business Day at the Legislature in Cheyenne on Feb 26th. Team projects will include exercises in strategic planning using real-world examples to engage students in their communities and promote creative collaboration.
Students who have completed the program will have the opportunity to assist with the coordination of future Leadership programs. Sponsoring businesses will need to support the participation of their employees and allow participants the necessary time to attend the sessions and complete the program.