What is LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON CITY?
LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON CITY is an innovative leadership training and community awareness program developed by leaders of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. The program has been in existence since 1988. The program is designed to identify and motivate emerging leaders, and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by exposing them to the opportunities, realities, and challenges of our community.
Sessions are strategically designed to provide participants with increased knowledge and insight into the many functions and realities of life in our community. Session formats vary but include such things as lively panel discussions, interesting field trips, knowledgeable speakers and group interaction.
LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON CITY Objectives
- Provide leadership development training and help participants develop an understanding of their leadership style
- Provide valuable and interesting information about Jefferson City and the surrounding area
- Create unique opportunities for dialogue and rapport between the participants and community leaders
- Stimulate and increase the level of commitment and participation in the community
- Build solid relationships among class members for working together on present and future community projects
Who Participates in LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON CITY?
Individuals who have a genuine interest in community leadership and who desire to increase their own levels of involvement in community leadership roles are encouraged to apply. A Leadership Jefferson City participant must be a member of the Chamber. Applicants for LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON CITY are sought from all segments of the community. Applicants must have the support and commitment of his/her business or organization and should possess the personal commitment to 100% attendance of the 11 sessions. Failure to fulfill this obligation may result in the dismissal of the participant from the program.
A maximum of 30 individuals will be provided the opportunity to participate in LEADERSHIP JEFFERSON CITY. In order to assure a diverse group, one Chamber-member participant from a business or organization may participate during the same year.
Applicants are expected to attend all eleven sessions. Excused absences may be allowed for business obligations and personal emergencies. Such absences must be reported to the Chamber's LJC Program staff prior to the session. Participants who fail to attend a minimum of 9 of the 11 sessions may be subject to removal from the program. If you cannot commit this year, please consider applying for a future session.
As a requirement for graduation, class members must develop and implement a class project that will be of benefit to some segment of the community. The project can be a donation of time, resources or monies for the betterment of an organization or project. The class will determine and develop a set of goads for achieving their project.
Tuition is $800; this covers expenses such as materials, transportation, and training. Scholarship funds may be available at the discretion of the LJC Steering Committee. No one applicant will receive full tuition. Scholarships will be awarded based on the financial need of the individual or organization. Special attention will be given to applicants from non-profit organizations and those who will be paying the tuition themselves. To request a scholarship, please send a cover letter of explanation. If the applicant is selected to be a part of LJC, payment will be due prior to the start of the first class.
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I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and its employees, volunteers and other representatives or affiliates from and against any and all claims arising out of or relating to illness, physical injury, death or damages that may result to said individual while participating in a Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce event. I give my permission for the free use of name and picture in broadcasts, telecasts or written accounts of Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored events.