Leadership Brunswick County
August 13, 2006 – Southport,
North Carolina (NC) - Leadership Brunswick County is a program
sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak
Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County Chambers of
Commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified
individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick
County. It is designed to identify highly motivated emerging leaders
and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the
dynamics of social and economic changes.
Selection for participants in
the program requires the applicants to already demonstrate a sincere
commitment to serve Brunswick County through community involvement.
Applicants should currently hold, be retired from, or have the
potential to advance to a management/leadership position. Applicants
must reside and/or work in Brunswick County and desire to
participate in a nine-month program that promises to challenge and
A limited number of
leaders/emerging leaders will be selected to participate in
Leadership Brunswick County. They will meet together one day each
month beginning September 2006 through May 2007 with existing
leaders from business, government and education, to explore the
needs of Brunswick County and better understand the individuals and
services responsible for meeting those needs. Programs will include
the history and culture of Brunswick County, local and state
government systems, justice and law enforcement, education,
environment, health and human services, and economic development.
Applicants must commit to
attend the September orientation retreat plus a minimum of 42
session hours from the eight sessions in order to graduate from the
Applications must be received
from all interested persons and reviewed by the Selection Committee.
The committee strives to ensure broad demographic participation with
an emphasis on representation from the geographic areas and
professional categories in the county. Tuition is $350.00 for
Chamber members and $375.00 for non-Chamber members and is due with
the completed application by 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 6, 2006.
Participants will be notified of selection no later than September
We encourage you to
participate in this exciting initiative in our county or sponsor
another leader/emerging leader within your organization.
To receive an application, or
for more information, please call Karen Sphar, Executive Vice
President, Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, at
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