Leadership Class Will Help Identify, Train New Starke County Leaders

A leadership class has been announced for Starke County, giving residents the opportunity to learn about the county and what “out of the box” thinking has done for the community. The program is designed to provide trained, committed, and confident leaders for the county, and Joan Haugh of Community Services of Starke County says the program will help identify new, emerging leaders and help individuals get involved in their community and its future.

Fifteen to 20 local citizens will be able to participate in a nine-month training program, with each session focusing on topics relevant to Starke County. The sessions will take place on the first Friday of each month from September through May, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sessions will take place at various locations throughout the county, and are taught by local leaders.

The program carries a cost of $300, which includes instruction, lunch, materials, bus trip, and graduation. Haugh says that some benefits from the leadership training include a succession plan for leadership in the county at all levels, more and better-trained volunteers for the county, a more positive attitude and vision by county leaders and citizens, and it gives new citizens the opportunity to become oriented and get involved faster in the community.

For more information on the classes, contact Joan Haugh at (574) 772-7070.