Leadership Greene County
Leadership Greene County is a personal program designed to motivate participants to develop and enhance the quality of their leadership skills, and use those skills in their everyday lives and work situations.
The purpose of the Leadership Greene County Program is to:
- Identify potential and existing leaders in business, government and the community and help them prepare for voluntary leadership roles in their community
- Provide these leaders with a practical and comprehensive understanding of major issues and opportunities facing the Greene County area
- Improve the communication network among leaders from different backgrounds and interests
- Create a forum for persons of demonstrated commitment to the community to meet and exchange ideas
- Stimulate increased leadership participation and commitment in the community.
Participants in the program represent a cross-section of Greene County and are selected by a committee on the basis of their potential or demonstrated leadership abilities and their commitment to school and community. Interaction with this diverse group stimulates and challenges each member.
Leadership Greene County begins in August with an overnight retreat, and classes continue through May, concluding with a volunteer project. Participants are exposed to a variety of viewpoints that illustrate the array of economic, political, educational, and social factors at work in Greene County. They meet with area leaders in business, media, government, education, and service organizations. In addition, participants receive training in leadership effectiveness and human behavior.
Leadership Greene County participants travel to Tennessee's State Capitol to experience our state government in action at the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.
Participants must make a commitment to the program. Attendance at each monthly session, including the overnight retreat and Nashville trip, are prerequisites for graduation certification. Participants will be allowed to miss one (1) full-day session or two (2) half-day sessions. Participants missing more than one (1) full session or two (2) half-day sessions will be dismissed from the program and fees are non-refundable.
Since the graduates of the Leadership Greene County program possess a unique understanding and appreciation of the inner workings of our community, they are considered to be excellent future candidates to serve on local boards, committees and task forces.
As part of the continuation of the Leadership Greene County Program, alumni serve as members of future program and selection committees. They will also be included in a speaker's bureau used throughout the community.
Tuition is $800 per participant, and it is non-refundable. This cost includes opening retreat, leadership notebooks and materials, Nashville trip, speakers, and program shirt.
Sponsors may pay up to $750 of the tuition fee, but the participant must pay at least $50.
|August 23 & 24, 2018||Overnight Retreat/Eagles Ridge Resort – Pigeon Forge|
|September 19, 2018||Government Day|
|October 17, 2018||Education Day|
|November 15, 2018||Regional Leadership Day|
|December 19, 2018||Social Services/Human Needs Day|
|January 16, 2019||Economic Development Day|
|February 20, 2019||Healthcare & Environment Day|
|March 20-21, 2019||Nashville Trip (overnight)|
|April 17, 2019||Heritage & Religion Day|
|May 8, 2019||Agriculture Day|
|June 2019 (TBD)||Community Service Project|
Leadership Greene County Alumni
Leadership Greene County
Leadership Greene County is a personal program designed to motivate participants to enhance the quality of their leadership.
Greene County Youth Leadership
The participants in this program are high school upperclassmen representing all five area high schools.
Greene County Youth Council
Engaging high school students in an interactive environment and helping them to become effective leaders in the community.
The Agribusiness Committee, composed of representatives of agriculture businesses and state offices, promotes agriculture in the area.
Green Coat Ambassadors
A select group that assists in hosting monthly breakfasts, gatherings and ground-breaking ceremonies.