Knox-Haskell Rural Leadership Program Enrollment Opens

The Knox-Haskell Rural Leadership Program is gearing up for round two! This 8-month leadership series will be packed with outstanding speakers, tours, workshops, networking and much more. The Knox County Visioning Group (KCVG) and the Development Corporation of Haskell (DCOH) are sponsoring the Knox-Haskell Rural Leadership Program.

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Each class will include curriculum elements such as communication, conflict management, dealing with difficult people/situations, diversity, leadership styles, customer service and team building to name just a few. In addition, there will be local tours of businesses, museums, and other places that make each county unique. These tours will help participants learn more about their community and the region.

The leadership series will be open to 20 people. Those participating will attend an orientation on September 18, 2015.  Monthly sessions will be held on the first Friday of each month from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., starting October and going through May 2016 in Knox and Haskell County. The group will take a trip to Austin in February 2016.  And, each group will launch a community project upon completion of the training in May.

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The program costs $275 and may be paid by the employer or by individuals.  Each participant will receive 4.8 CEUs from Vernon College. This fee includes all travel, food, a t-shirt, the overnight trip to Austin and all supplies. Applications are available to Haskell County residents at the DCOH office in City Hall, or downloaded here. Application deadline is September 1, 2015, but sooner is better because space is limited.

For more information call the KCVG at 940-459-4121 or the DCOH at 940-864-3424.