Leadership Shawnee is a leadership development program designed to provide community leaders with a deeper
understanding of the critical issues affecting the greater Shawnee area. The program is based on the belief that
knowledge of community and accompanying areas of need are the prime motivators of leadership.
The program begins with a two-day mandatory retreat in early September which focuses on community leadership skills and team building. The remaining sessions, some evening and some day, will focus on a specific community topics such as education, city and state government, community development and community pride.
Participants receive in-depth exposure to the critical issues facing the community through lectures, discussion groups, on-site visits, simulations and other leadership development activities. Participants also get a chance to meet key community leaders. The location and format of each session is different. The program enables participants to develop their leadership capacities and build strong relationships.
Class size is limited to 25 individuals who are employed by members of the Shawnee Forward Business Alliance.
Class members are selected to represent a broad range of occupations and backgrounds.