Community Leadership Program (CLP), our Core Program

This educational and networking program runs from September through June. Prospective class members apply online.  LCC’s Recruitment and Selection committee reviews the applications and selects approximately 35 adults to participate. Those selected pay tuition and dedicate one full day a month to learning about Centre County arts, history, economy, education, health and human services, government and the environment.
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Program Outline for Program Year 2016-2017

Please Note: Dates are subject to change.


Tuesday Sept. 12

Penn Stater Senate Suite

7:30 am – 11 am Orientation To preview program features and expectations; to meet new class members, board members and alumni.
Friday October 14


8 am – 8 pm


Icebreakers and Issues Day
Saturday October 15 8 am – 11:30 am Leadership 101
Wednesday Nov. 2 7:30 am – 5 pm History Day To become familiar with Centre County history and geography
Wednesday Dec. 7 7:30 am – 5 pm Human Services Day To examine health care and human service delivery systems that respond to human needs; to meet agency directors and gain insights into operational challenges; to learn private/public sector roles and responsibilities for meeting local needs.

Jan. 11,  2017

7:30 am – 5 pm Community Leadership Skills To enhance and develop community leadership skills.
Wednesday Jan. 11 Noon to 1:15 pm LCC Annual Luncheon
Wednesday Feb.1 7:30 am – 5 pm Government Day To examine our criminal justice system; to learn more about the workings of local government.
Wednesday March 1 7:30 am – 5 pm Education Day To increase awareness of issues and challenges facing all sectors of public education; to interact with students at various schools; to identify citizens’ roles in public education.
Wednesday April 5 7:30 am – 5 pm Centre County Economy

To gain a better understanding of the local economy and ongoing economic development initiatives.
Wednesday April 19 9 am – 5 pm The Arts in Centre County

To learn more about the arts organizations within our community; to develop a better appreciation for the arts and the contributions they make to enhance our quality of life.
Wednesday May 3 7:30 am – 5 pm Our Environment To explore our environment and how we manage it.
Wednesday June 7 8 am – 3 pm Closing Retreat To reflect on the yearlong class experience; to channel newly developed skills, awareness, knowledge and relationships into action.
Wednesday June 7 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Graduation Celebration To celebrate the participants’
successful completion of the Adult
Leadership Centre County Program with
their family and friends, sponsors,
communities and LCC alumni.