Causes: Leadership Development
Mission: Leadership centre county conducts a leadership program for adults. Participants who live or work in centre county participate in a year-long training and community awareness program to help them better understand centre county and to provide future leadership for civic and charitable organizations.
Programs: The lcc adult program brings together a mix of existing and emerging leaders with diverse backgrounds and experiences and from all five (5) school districts in the county. These individuals have demonstrated the talent and desire to serve their communities. Through active participation in a succession of program days, participants become more aware of the dynamics of the social and economic changes of today and the potential impact on our communities. Once a month, september through june, participants attend day-long sessions on specific topics: the history of centre county, government, education, health and human services, environment, economic development and the arts. Face-to-face discussions with present community leaders and experts from countywide organizations and institutions forms the backbone of the sessions, and helps class members develop an in-depth understanding of the complexities of community issues. Participants are provided opportunities to enhance their problem solving and communication skills throughout the program. Through this process, valuable knowledge and broader perspectives on a host of issues is gained.