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Learning cohorts for Leadership Athens County alumni

Leadership Athens County (LAC) is offering a second round of Leadership learning cohorts.

While the LAC program approached leadership topics focus on institutions and power structures in our county, the purpose of the alumni learning cohorts is to encourage your internal, personal journey of growth and development by exploring leadership topics with fellow community-minded individuals. These learning cohorts will also give you the chance to foster – or renew – meaningful connections with the LAC community.

2017-2018 cohorts are facilitated and organically focused on issues that are specific to and timely for its participants. With a central theme of leadership, throughout the program you will collaborate with fellow cohort members to choose the topics, techniques, and approaches of leadership that you want to explore while practicing your own leadership skills through whatever means works best for your group (e.g. guest speakers, group or individual presentations, readings, case material, etc.).

  • The program will last 9 months, starting in September 2017 and ending in May 2018.
  • Each cohort will be expected to meet for a monthly session.
  • Sessions will last for approximately 2 hours.
  • Session meeting times will be determined by participants, but will most likely require a daytime commitment during the work week.
  • The deadline for applying is August 1st, 2017.  The registration cost is $100.

If you are interested in participating in a Leadership Learning Cohort, or have any questions, please send an email to Jesse Stock (jesse@athensfoundation.org).  Space is limited to 10 per cohort.  Let us know if you would like to participate in a Women in Leadership cohort.

2016-2017 Pilot Program Testimonials:

“My experience was an extremely positive one. It had been almost seven years since I graduated from my LAC class and it made me feel that sense of connection again, with active, community-minded folks within our county. I learned from each of them during our group discussions and activities, not just about collaborative leadership, but also how to approach that leadership style in real-life professional and personal situations. I felt motivated after each session and it reinforced the style of leadership I strive for.”

“This group has really opened up the way I think about leadership. I enjoyed hearing different perspectives about what it means to be an effective leader and getting a better understanding of how to support myself and my team. Most of all I am grateful for the opportunity to connect and build strong relationships with other leaders in our community. That has been invaluable part of this experience for me and something that isn’t possible in a one day conference or workshop.”

“This group has helped me constantly define and redefine what qualities make a powerful and impactful female leader. It has helped me shape and adjust my own leadership while remaining authentic in my interactions. The fellowship of women is supportive, encouraging, and fun. I have learned so much from all of these women and plan to continue our relationship past the time of the group.”