Leadership Pickens accepting applications

By: Staff Report

PICKENS — The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce would like to announce they are now accepting applications for the Leadership Pickens Class which will begin late this August.

Sponsored by the Greater Pickens, Clemson, and Easley Chambers, Leadership Pickens County is designed to help develop informed and committed leaders for Pickens County.

By taking an intensive look at local issues, LPC prepares and motivates participants to provide dynamic leadership within the community.

Facilitated by the Leadership Pickens County Board of Regents, the annual program begins with an orientation session in August. After the orientation, nine monthly full-day sessions take place in subsequent months, most on the first Tuesday of the month.

These sessions provide a platform for area leaders in sectors such as education, healthcare, economic development, business & industry, state & local government, and community service to inform and enlighten participants on issues and concerns facing Pickens County.

The monthly sessions include a combination of guest speakers, tours of facilities and interactive activities. And, by blending participants from the public and private sector, it fosters new working relationships and networking opportunities. The program year concludes with the completion of a class project and a graduation ceremony.

Leadership Pickens County is open to anyone who lives or works in Pickens County. Persons interested in the program may apply directly or be nominated by an employer, member of the Chamber, or other individuals or organizations.

The program begins with an orientation session in August, followed by nine monthly full-day sessions during October – May, most on the first Tuesday of the month.

Sessions include presentations at various sites throughout the county on such topics as leadership skills, education, state/local government, community service, communications, healthcare, economic development and recreation/tourism. Interested individuals can register online at www.pickenschamberofcommerce.com

For those looking to join or find out more about the Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce visit www.pickenschamberofcommerce.com or e-mail us at GreaterPickensChamber@gmail.com.

Staff Report