Community Leadership Training
The 2013 Bleckley Leadership Training (BLT) classes will begin in June and will run through December. The class will meet once a month. This day could be an out of town trip ( two day trips are scheduled) or a class on a specific subject held in Cochran, which will run approx. 2 to 3 hours.
Please contact the Chamber for an application as soon as possible, email@example.com or 478-934-2965. There will be a fee of $100, usually taken care of by applicant's employer. Scholarships are available.
Please read the following description of the Leadership Program. More information will be published in the Shoppers Guide and the Cochran Journal in the near future; time, dates, locations. Please contact the Chamber for answers to questions.
Fanning Institute at the University of Georgia is the organizing institution for Georgia citizens who are interested in becoming better leaders and better informed citizens in their community. The following is an outline of what the class will do for participants and for the community.
It has been said that leadership is the prime force that makes positive things happen in a community. A primary goal of this class is the development of knowledgeable, skilled, unified, committed, and action-oriented leaders. This involves bringing people together with differing backgrounds and varying perspectives to enhance their leadership skills and to come to a better understanding of themselves and their community. They are also asked to share their ideas and concerns, and to develop plans and strategies for implementing community betterment projects and programs.
What the Community Leadership Program does for your community:
- … represents non-partisan voice of the county
- … informs and involves diverse citizenry (race, gender, age, socio-economic, geography, and professions)
- … cultivates future members of local boards and authorities
- … provides awareness of issues shaping the future
- … serves as a forum for issues discussion
- … promotes access to top political , business, and civic leaders
- … leverages local initiatives
- … expands the base of local volunteerism
- … creates mentors and coaches for youth leadership
- … orients newcomers to the county
- … directs efforts towards community success
The next Bleckley Leadership Class will be held in 2013. Notices will be placed in the Shoppers' Guide and the Cochran Journal announcing the date, toward the end to 2012.
An individual may nominate himself/herself; be nominated by someone within the community; nominate an employee; or nominate a friend. Participants engage in a 7 to 9 month series of classes, trips and activities, which all combine to provide existing and emerging leaders of the community an opportunity to gain a broader understanding of critical issues facing Bleckley County and enhance their leadership skills. Criteria for selection into this program includes: individuals committed to the well being of Cochran/Bleckley County; have a desire and be willing to commit to active participation in non-employment related volunteer activities; be willing to successfully complete all requirements of the program; and exhibit a willingness to be involved in the continued leadership development for Bleckley County.
To receive an application or to nominate someone contact the Chamber of Commerce. The cost to participate is $100, full and or half scholarships are available. This class is sponsored by the Chamber.