Participants in Leadership Douglas benefit from getting to know one another and through 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.
Only 25 participants are selected each year to participate in this highly selective program. Applicants must complete a detailed application including skills, professional experience and community involvement. Class participants are a diverse cross section of individuals from business, public service, education and service organizations. Applications are available in January each year.
The time commitment for participants includes 10 full-day sessions from August -May, a graduation luncheon and several evening sessions. Attendance at all programs is mandatory. 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 make every class is required. In return, participants are guaranteed to leave Leadership Douglas better qualified to take an active role in our community.
Leadership Douglas has a longstanding tradition of success in our community and is used to identify current and potential leaders in Douglas County. Leadership Douglas, Inc. affirms that leadership is an honor and a challenge.
The following principles are binding values that govern procedures, policies and actions of Leadership Douglas:
For more information about Leadership Douglas or the Leadership Douglas Alumni Program, please contact Sara Ray, at 770.942.5022. Applications will be available online early January.