Developing Effective Leaders: Open Enrollment for Chamber Leadership Program
The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of accepting applications for the 2011 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 2011 MCLI program should visit www.moorecountychamber.com or contact the Chamber to obtain an application. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 17.
"There is a universal need for leadership," said Patrick Coughlin, president and CEO of the Chamber. "We only have to look at today's headlines internationally, nationally, regionally or locally to know that this is true. While the Chamber may not be able to impact the world issues, it can certainly impact those issues that occur in Moore County by developing effective local leaders."
The Moore County Leadership Institute was developed in 1989. 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. There are more than 400 MCLI graduates at this point.
The objectives of MCLI are understanding Moore County, expanding business and personal networks, building leadership skills and 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 Coughlin. "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 parties must complete an application by Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. Applications after this date and time will not be considered. Completing an application does not guarantee a spot in the MCLI program.
The fee to participate is $795 and includes a two-day retreat, a bonus leadership simulcast, all meals and course materials for 12 months. Partial scholarships are available.
All applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Nominees for the 2011 class will be notified in October.
To obtain an application or for more details regarding the MCLI program, visit www.moorecountychamber.com/chamber/MooreCountyLeadershipInstitute.html, contact Linda Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chamber at (910) 692-3926.
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