Leadership Gainesville is an eight month training experience for 20 community leaders who represent all aspects of the community: business/volunteer, profit/non-profit, male/female, management/labor, etc. During this program you will:
1. Explore everything that makes Gainesville unique such as; education, health, government, agriculture, economic development, manufacturing, and human services.
2. Network across Gainesville in order to bring people together for positive accomplishments.
3. Develop leadership skills.
4. Cultivate volunteer service in the community.
Leadership Gainesville is a program designed to develop and motivate a source of creative, well-informed, civic minded individuals who are willing to devote time and energy toward assuming leadership roles in community service organizations and in all kinds of local government. Through a series of monthly workshops and tours, emphasis is placed on exposing the participants to the realities, opportunities, and pertinent issues of the Gainesville area.
Classes begin in October and meet the second Wednesday of each month through May, graduation takes place in June. Topics include Municipal Government, County Government, Education, Health Care, Business & Industry, Arts & Culture, Agriculture and State Leadership. A tuition fee is accessed to cover the cost of program materials, tours, meals, etc. For more information about Leadership Gainesville contact the staff at the Gainesville Chamber at 940-665-2831.
GAINESVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2016/17 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
October 12, 2016 MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
Public Safety Facility
November 9, 2016 BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Gainesville Civic Center
December 14, 2016 ARTS & CULTURE
Santa Fe Depot/Butterfield/NCT
January 11, 2017 COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Cooke County Courthouse
February 7 & 8, 2017 STATE GOVERNMENT
Texas State Capitol
March 8, 2017 EDUCATION
April 12, 2017 HEALTH CARE
May 10, 2017 AGRICULTURE
Chamber of Commerce/TBD
DATE TBD GRADUATION