LEADERSHIP Camden County
Over 25 Years, 630 Graduates from LEADERSHIP Camden County
During the 9-month program, participants had an opportunity to learn about a number of aspects of the community, including history and natural resources; state government; social services; health care and education; economic development and tourism; law enforcement and the legal system; and infrastructure. Several sessions focused on leadership skills, group dynamics, team building, and creating a vision for the future.
The goals of the program are to enhance the leadership skills of participants to improve Camden County’s future; familiarize participants with the community’s opportunities, needs, problems, and resources; identify and analyze current economic, political and social forces affecting the community’s future; establish effective peer relationships among participants; provide a common ground for communications between participants and community leaders; and to educate participants on how to move people and ideas to action.
LEADERSHIP Camden County addresses the following topics during the nine-month program:
- September – Orientation & Team Building – This is an opportunity for the class to meet their other classmates, share information about themselves and for developing the team.
- October – Leadership Dynamics and Community Assessment – The class experiences a leadership panel and develop a vision for Camden County. The group will participate in the True Colors session.
- November – Camden County Tour & Infrastructure – The class learns and discusses infrastructure systems in place and the needs in the future as it impacts the community.
- December – Law & Order – Class members learn the jurisdictions and structure of the legal system in Camden County.
- January – Health & Education – Health and education resources are reviewed from available medical services to the elementary/secondary educational system.
- February – State Government – A day trip to Jefferson City includes visits with our state elected officials and the opportunity to tour the legislative and executive branches of state government.
- March – Economy & Tourism – This session addresses the evolution of the Lake economy and the current business climate.
- April – Natural Resources – This session highlights the natural resources in the area and how those resources shape life as it exists today.
- May – Active Leadership and Graduation Banquet – The last session will be active leadership engagement with a designated nonprofit in the region.
This program is sponsored by the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce and University of Missouri Extension of Camden County.