Leadership Ottawa County seeks candidates for Class of 2020

Leadership Ottawa County is a development program designed to strengthen, enrich, and amplify leaders in Ottawa County through an extensive leadership program. Those who participate in an annual class will broaden their leadership skills, as well as build a personal and professional network of individuals who are active within local communities.

Potential candidates for the Class of 2020 are now being recruited.

The deadline for accepting applications is July 24th. Class size is limited to 15, so respond quickly to secure your spot in the program. To receive a class schedule along with an application, or if you have any questions, contact board members Nikki Adams at 419-734-5503 or Brad Sander at 419-794-5014.

People are invited to submit an application for someone from their organization who would benefit from having the increased knowledge and networking opportunities this excellent leadership development program provides.

The class curriculum focuses on the following leadership skills: Personality Assessments, Productive Meetings, Working with the Media, The Art of Networking, Coaching to Empower Others, Ethics & Trustworthiness, Team Building, Customer Service, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, Five Levels of Leadership, Disability Awareness, Interpersonal Communication, Goal Setting, Work/Life Balance and Social Media.

The class will also explore the following sectors of Ottawa County: Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources, Demographics & Government Structure, Justice & Law Enforcement, Education, History & Heritage, Business & Economic Development, Health & Human Services, and Tourism.

Meeting locations vary throughout the county, some travel is required, and lunch is provided at each session.  Class members will participate in and complete a Community Improvement Project. Class orientation is in August and graduation will be held in April of 2020.

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