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Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy 
An exciting program to identify and involve future leaders in our coummunity. The objective  of the Leadership Academy is designed to promote and develop informed as well as dynamic business and community leaders among citizens of Morehead and Rowan County. This program will give the emerging leaders an inside view of Morehead and Rowan County. Through fast-paced sessions, participants will explore issues with key decision makers, develop a network of contacts and join the fast track to effective community service.    The Program Participants will be introduced to our community experts as well as the most compelling issues that face our city and county today.  Community experts will lead stimulating, full-day sessions each month on topics relevant to Morehead and Rowan County’s future. The partcipants are expected to initiate a new community project each year.  This is designed to build leadership and get the students involved in the community.

A  class of 10 to 12 selected participants, which will represent a large cross-section of the community, will attend full-day programs each month from September through May.  Applicants must live or work in Rowan County .  The cost of investing in Morehead and Rowan Count’s future through the Leadership Academy is only $600.00.  Tuition is payable by the participant, employer or sponsoring organization.  For small business, payment arrangements can be made upon request.       
       

                    Session Goals   
      
*Promotes teamwork and problem solving     
       
*Creates awareness of community issues       
      
*Debate issues that directly affect our City, County, State and Federal Governments      
       
*Identify emerging leaders from all sectors of our community     
       
*Brings together people and resources from the business and civic communities      
       
*Facilitate participation in Leadership Morehead-Rowan County and community service       
  
     *Familiarize participants with economic, governments, cultural, educational and social organizations
         in Morehead and Rowan County          
      
*Develop a network of future leaders 
       *Class Sessions will cover Healthcare, Education, Economic Development & Infrastructure, Tourismm
          Industry Opportunities, State & Local Government and Justice System  

 

 

Leadership Application Process

   The goal of Leadership Morehead/Rowan County is to identify and further develop both existing and potential community leaders, who can in the years ahead, assume a dynamic leadership roale in shaping the future of Morehead and Rowan County.  Due to the critical importance of selecting quality candidates for the program, as well as the desire to have each class represent a diverse cross-section of the community, a great deal of informaiton is asked of you in the application.  If you are interested in being a part of the upcoming Leadership Program, please fill out the information requested and return to our office located at 150 East First Street, Morehead, Kentucky.  All applications are subject to confidential evaluation, as a patter of policy, Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

 

 

 

 

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MOREHEAD - ROWAN COUNTY

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

APPLICATION FORM

 

 

            The goal of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy is to identify and further develop both existing and potential community leaders, who can in the years ahead, assume a dynamic leadership role in shaping the future of Morehead and Rowan County.  Due to the critical importance of selecting quality candidates for the program, as well as the desire to have each class represent a diverse cross-section of the community, a great deal of information is asked of you in this application.  Please be as thorough and accurate as possible in your response.  All applications are subject to confidential evaluation.  As a matter of policy, The Leadership Academy does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

 

Name __________________________________________________________________

            Last                                                      First                                         Middle

 

 

Home Address ___________________________________________________________

 

                       

 

City                                                      State                                                    Zip

 

 

Years Lived in Rowan County _______________________________________________

 

 

City & State of Previous Residence ___________________________________________

 

 

Do You Anticipate Being A Long Term Resident? _____YES______NO _____MAYBE

 

 

Home Phone __________________________ Business Phone _____________________

 

 

E-Mail Address __________________________________________________________

 

Birthdate__________________________________

 

EDUCATION (Beginning with High School)

 

 

Name & City of School                        Date                             Degree                         Major

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Honors, Awards, Prizes for Academic Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extracurricular Activities and Special Honors for Leadership Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

 

 

Current Employer_________________________________________________________

 

Position ________________________________________________________________

 

Responsibilities ___________________________________________________________

 

Business Address_________________________________________________________

 

 

City                                                      State                                                    Zip

 

 

 

Previous Employers                  Title                  From        To               Reason for Leaving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

            Please list, in order of importance to you, up to five civic, professional, social, and religious, community, academic, athletic, or other organizations of which you are or have been a member.  Please note any leadership positions held.

 

ORGANIZATION                  TITLE/RESPONSIBILITY                  DATES OF

                                                                                                            MEMBERSHIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

 

 

Three references are required in support of your application.

 

 

Name/Title ______________________________________________________________

 

 

Business Address _________________________________________________________

 

 

City                                                      State                                                    Zip

 

 

 

 

Name/Title______________________________________________________________

 

 

Business Address _________________________________________________________

 

   

City                                                      State                                                    Zip

 

 

 

 

Name/Title ______________________________________________________________

 

 

Business Address _________________________________________________________

 

   

City                                                      State                                                    Zip

 

 


 

 

EMPLOYMENT COMMITMENT

 

 

            Applicants for the Leadership Academy program must have the support and commitment of their business or organization.  To meet graduation requirements, it is necessary that participants attend at least 90% of all scheduled events.  Absenteeism will result in being dropped from the course and the fee to participate will not be refunded.  Your employer’s signature below indicates his/her commitment to your being free to attend all sessions in addition to completing a community project approved by the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board .

 

 

________________________________________________________________________Signature                                              Title                                                      Date                

 

 

            List the three most significant problems and/or opportunities confronting Rowan County in the years ahead, and provide us with your thoughts on how those problems/opportunities might most effectively be responded to in serving the community’s best interest.  Attach additional sheets if necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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How much time each month do you customarily commit to community, civic, professional, and other organizations and activities?

 

 

 

 

Have you been as active in community, civic, professional and other activities as you would like to be?

 

 

 

 

If not, what have been the major barriers to your becoming involved?

 

 

 

 

If not, what conditions have changed that now enables you to get more involved?

 

 

 

 

Why are you applying for admission to the Chambers Leadership Academy , and how do you hope to benefit from your experience in the program?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you feel have been your greatest accomplishments in your working career?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you feel have been your most substantial contributions to the community?

 

   

After successfully completing the Leadership Academy, what degree of effort are you prepared to invest in your continued development?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you consider to be your major strengths?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you consider to be your most significant development needs, areas in which you would most like to improve?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What types of accomplishments tend to be the most fulfilling to you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you get people excited about trying something new, when nobody is interested in the changes you bring up?

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

What type of people do you have no patience for, or find annoying?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think some leaders make better decisions than others?  If so, what do you think makes the difference?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What books     a) have you read during this past year?

                        b) Have had the greatest impact on your life, on the shaping of your                                   views?

 

 

a)______________________________________________________________________

 

 

b)______________________________________________________________________

 

 

Why do you feel that at this time you are an ideal candidate to participate in the Leadership Academy program?

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

            Applications must be postmarked by September 1, 2017  Because the program is limited in size, we expect we will only be able to accept a portion of those applying at this time. If you are not selected to participate in the current Leadership Academy program, your application will be retained by the committee for consideration of later enrollment.  All applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance.

            The tuition fee for the Leadership Academy program is $600.00 per year, which may be paid by the individual or by a sponsoring company or organization.  Tuition fees must be paid in full by September 30, 2017.  If you wish to attend and can not pay in full by this time, please contact us so that payment options may be discussed.

            I hereby certify that the information provided herein is complete and accurate.  I understand that if I give false information, if I fail to attend the opening session and/or one scheduled events, or if I fail to meet any part of the obligation of participating, I may be asked to withdraw from the program, without reimbursement.

 

     

Applicant’s Signature                                                                Date

 

 

 

 

PLEASE RETURN TO:

 

Tracy C. Williams

Executive Director

Morehead Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

150 East First Street

Morehead , KY 40351

(606) 784-6221

email:tcwilliams@moreheadchamber.com

 

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