Community Leadership Program

Building a better community, one leader at a time.

Elevating Leaders. Elevating The Community.

Participants in our Community Leadership Program immense themselves in an intensive 10-month exploration of current socio-economic issues that provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement. Through dynamic education and experimental activities, participants gain first-hand insights from discussions with leaders at the forefront of social change. Participants learn from a diversity of opinions, styles, and world views, and develop the capacity to approach and break down complex problems to drive transformative change in effective and collaborative ways. Learning is focused on problem-solving, specific information about the community, and ways to make a contribution essential to the quality of life. We train class members to work collaboratively for the good of the whole community with a goal of increased civic engagement in Centre County.

IMPACTFUL PROGRAM DAYS

Monthly programming dedicated to different aspects of our community:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Government
  • Health and Human Services
  • History

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Community Leadership Program covers the following leadership development topics:

  • Balance
  • Civility
  • Ethics
  • Group Process
  • Leadership
  • Self-Awareness
  • Strengths Assessment
  • Understanding Motive

A POWERFUL EXPERIENCE

The LEADERSHIP experience has an immediate, positive effect on the participants, their organizations, and the community. Each person is better informed and more skilled in active community leadership. Leadership Centre County graduates are making a positive difference by actively serving our community everywhere, every day.

Hear stories from Community Leadership Program alumni on how Leadership Centre County has helped them impact their community.

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“Don’t think twice about it. Do it. Find a way to be a part of it. Every minute you spend in LEADERSHIP makes it worth it”

— Rob DeMayo, Class of 2018

“I learned a lot, I thought a lot, I laughed a lot, I cried a lot, I listened a lot, I participated a lot. Result? I became so much more.”

— Dawn Deppe, Class of 2011

A POWERFUL EXPERIENCE

The LEADERSHIP experience has an immediate, positive effect on the participants, their organizations, and the community. Each person is better informed and more skilled in active community leadership. Leadership Centre County graduates are making a positive difference by actively serving our community everywhere, every day.

Hear stories from Community Leadership Program alumni on how Leadership Centre County has helped them impact their community.

Read More Stories

“Don’t think twice about it. Do it. Find a way to be a part of it. Every minute you spend in LEADERSHIP makes it worth it”

— Rob DeMayo, Class of 2018

“I learned a lot, I thought a lot, I laughed a lot, I cried a lot, I listened a lot, I participated a lot. Result? I became so much more.”

— Dawn Deppe, Class of 2011

Take Action

As our 1,051 alumni can attest, this program will provide you with the tools to be a more effective leader and make a greater impact on your community.

You can make a difference; we can show you how! To be considered for acceptance in our upcoming class, your application packet must be submitted by July 31, 2022.

Apply Today

Do you know an outstanding community member who is a good candidate for our Community Leadership Program? Nominate them today! Self-nominations are accepted.

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