Leadership Vicksburg, a program presented by the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce, is committed to providing leaders with a deeper understanding of the critical issues affecting Vicksburg and Warren County in an environment that develops individual leadership skills and encourages graduates to take their knowledge and experience into their workplace, their community, and their home.
Twenty individuals will be chosen to participate in this valuable nine month program. Attendees will complete an intense two day training retreat, eight Business and Community Days, and a community project. A nine member Advisory Board will review all timely applications and select the members of the Leadership Vicksburg Class of 2012-2013.
Two Day Training Retreat
Leadership Vicksburg/Warren County will kick off with a two day leadership retreat held at Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Conference Center. The overnight retreat blends both indoor and outdoor activities that focus on the development of team building, leadership, organization, collaboration and communication skills. The retreat provides participants with the opportunity to bond and develop significant relationships that will be useful in their professional, civic, and personal endeavors.
Business and Community Days
Over the next eight months, program participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a broad range of community leaders, including those involved in government, healthcare, law and order, education, community services, and prominent business sectors. Business and Community Days are scheduled for one full day on the fourth Tuesday of each month (subject to change).
Leadership Vicksburg participants will also be required to complete an advisory board approved project that responds to specific community needs using the skills learned in the training retreat.
• Live or work in Vicksburg or Warren County
• Be 21 years of age or older
• Show evidence of leadership in the workplace, community, or both
• Be willing to commit the required amount of time to Leadership Vicksburg
• Be committed to utilizing leadership skills and knowledge for the long-term benefit of the community
• Complete and submit a 2012 application form by Friday, August 3, 2012 at 5 PM
Download the application here: 2012_13_Leadership_Vicksburg_Application
To accomplish the program’s objectives, the full participation of each individual is necessary. Attendance is mandatory at the two-day training retreat. Required sessions or Business and Community Days will be held one full day per month from October 2012 through May 2013. There will also be additional time required to complete a community project. Participation in all aspects of the program will enable each person to gain the most from the Leadership Vicksburg Program experience.
$695, payable upon selection to the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce
Deadline to submit applications: Friday, August 3, 2012 by 5 PM
Participant Orientation: Thursday, September 13, 2012 3PM-6PM
Training Retreat: Friday, September 21-Saturday, September 22, 2012
Business and Community Days: 4thTuesday* of every month, October 2012-May 2013
*The schedule for Business and Community Days may be adjusted to accommodate specific touring opportunities and holidays.