Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

January 25, 2013

Appanoose County leadership development classes


Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Registrations are currently being accepted for Appanoose County Leadership Development 2013, a program designed to maximize the strengths and skills of current and future community leaders.

Appanoose County Leadership 2013 will include eight twice-a-month training sessions focusing on topics that include leadership basics, understanding change, generational differences, communication and listening, volunteering, personality assessment, moving from planning to action, working together and conflict resolution. The sessions will be presented on the first and third Thursday of each month (starting Feb. 21), from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and will include a meal.

The program is being sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Appanoose County Extension.  There is a refundable registration fee for Appanoose County Leadership Development 2013 of $50. To receive the refund, participants will have to attend at least six out of the eight sessions.

Training sessions will be taught by ISU Extension and Outreach community and economic development program specialists.

Newly-elected and appointed officials are encouraged to register for the program, as well as long-time leaders interested in polishing their skills, and individuals interested in getting more involved in their community.

Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the Appanoose County Extension and Outreach office, 501 N. 12th St., Suite 4 in Centerville. Phone number is (641) 856-3885); or obtained from Appanoose County Leadership Development 2013 planning committee members Joyce Bieber, Bette Howell, Ann Young or Jim Senior.  

For more information about the program, contact Himar Hernandez, community development specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach at (641) 799-6681; himarh@iastate.edu.