|LPC PROGRAM OVERVIEW|
In an ever-changing and increasingly complex world, leaders must be prepared to work hard toward a sound future for their organizations and their communities.
Leadership Portage County participants acquire these skills plus an in-depth knowledge of community issues to prepare them for greater leadership roles in their workplace and community.
There are five facets to the LPC Program:
During each monthly session, a different essential leadership skill is presented, discussed, and practiced. Local leaders and trainers who have practical experience and expertise facilitate these programs. The exercises promote learning through open communication and experiential exercises.
Program Overview 2013-14
Opening Retreat - August 23 & 24, 2013
Each monthly session is held at a different location in the community that relates to the facet of the community that will be explored that day. The aspects of Portage County and issues and challenges that face Portage County are discovered through tours, presentations, panels, and conversations with directly involved community leaders.
After each session, participants choose an Interim Assignment, an opportunity to experience the facet of the community and leadership skill that was discussed that month firsthand in the community. These opportunities involve participants directly into the community and help process the information from the monthly sessions.
Leadership Portage County provides networking opportunities at every session. Participants are diverse in occupation, age, sex, and location. Current participants meet local leaders and meet many alumni throughout the program and at Alumni events. Participants are encouraged to utilize these contacts outside of the program.