Leadership Shelby County was created to increase the
quality and quantity of men and women capable of accepting leadership
roles in varied community organizations. Participants are exposed
to a variety of social and economic issues facing our area. This
awareness helps develop informed, civic-oriented leaders who are
interested in helping direct the future of Shelby County.
Leadership Shelby County consists of nine full-day classes
held one day a month from September through May. The classes are
held at locations in Shelby County that best relate to the topic
area. During each session, participants are introduced to issues
by means of panels, lectures, tours, group discussions and simulations.
In each case, the program is designed to address specific areas
rather than vague concepts.
Participants are selected using an objective process
with information presented on a completed program application.
Selection criteria are:
- Motivation and commitment to serve the community
- Demonstrated Leadership Qualities
- An interest in participating in community projects upon completion
of the series
To graduate, participants are required to attend the entire
day of all sessions. Missed sessions must be made up within two
years. As part of the program, participants serve an internship
with a local non-profit or governmental group. Placement is made
when the Leadership program year begins in September. Those currently
serving on an active board may submit a written request to be
excused from the internship requirement.
Leadership Skill Development
Local History and Geography
Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue
If accepted in the Leadership Shelby County program,
each participant (or participant's sponsor or company) will be
billed for the tuition fee of $300.00 for program costs.
Contact the Chamber of Commerce for an application.