Enrollment Opens for Leadership Program
The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of accepting applications for the 2009 Moore County Leadership Institute (MCLI) class.
The mission of MCLI is to develop effective leaders. Chamber member business and community leaders interested in participating in the 2009 MCLI program should contact the Chamber to obtain an application.
Applications will be accepted through Sept. 19.
There is a universal need for leadership, according to the Chamber. The business organization understood this in 1989, when MCLI was developed.
The goal is to develop a broader base of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership and work for positive community change in Moore County. To date, MCLI has more than 350 graduates
The objectives of MCLI are:
Understanding Moore County.
Expanding business and personal networks.
Building leadership skills.
Finding a place to serve.
Class participants will have the opportunity to explore various leadership topics and engage in team-building exercises. In addition, they will review and discuss local issues affecting education, government, agriculture, tourism and health care. An important part of MCLI is developing class projects that address community issues raised during the year.
"Effective leaders think about the future and what they can do to make that future brighter," said Patrick Coughlin, president and CEO of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce. "The MCLI program helps participants understand the dynamics of effective leadership and decision making. Participants study our community infrastructure, analyze their own individual leadership styles/roles, and further develop their leadership skills.
"MCLI challenges emerging and existing leaders in our community to expand their professional network, develop a systemic understanding of how our community works, and examine potential solutions to the important issues that impact Moore County's future."
To be considered as a candidate for MCLI, all interested persons must complete an application by Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Completing an application does not guarantee a spot in the MCLI program. The fee to participate is $795 and includes a two-day retreat, all meals and course materials for 12 months. Partial scholarships are available.
All applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Nominees for the 2009 class will be notified by October 2008.
To obtain an application or for more information regarding the MCLI program, contact Linda Parsons at email@example.com or call the Chamber at 692-3926.
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