The Douglas County Chamber is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Class of Leadership Douglas. The mission of Leadership Douglas is to identify, encourage and
develop leadership abilities so that its participants grow both personally and professionally.
Participants in Leadership Douglas benefit from getting to know one another and from the exchange of ideas and experiences. They gain knowledge and understanding on crucial issues facing our community, while also attaining leadership skills. Participants also develop a network of relationships with other leaders of various backgrounds throughout Douglas County.
This professional leadership curriculum is achieved through a ten-month program of structured activity where students become familiar with all aspects of our community. Leadership Douglas utilizes professional leadership trainers while also utilizing community resources for courses such as Health and Recreation, Economic Development, Arts and Culture, Public Safety, Social Services, Education, Government Affairs, and Water Resources.
2017 Leadership Douglas graduate, Coryia Falker commented, “My biggest win from Leadership Douglas was the new appreciation I have for my community. I was already in love with Douglasville, but now I can talk about it with solid evidence as to why we are the cream of the crop. The foundation has taken the time to curate a detailed program that kept me engaged the entire time. This is a priceless opportunity to dig your heels into our community with an unforgettable experience that results in lifelong friends and connections. Now when I attend events one of the first things I am proud to announce is that I am a Leadership Douglas Alumni!”
Cost for the 10 month course is $800 and includes the retreat, all sessions and materials, meals and transportation. It is important that applicants recognize that a serious commitment to attend every class is required. In return, participants are guaranteed to leave Leadership Douglas better qualified to take an active role in our community.
To download an application, please go to www.douglascountygeorgia.com or contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022. All applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th.