Rock Rapids, Iowa — A program designed to maximize the strengths and skills of current and future community leaders is coming up in northwest Iowa.
Jane Goeken of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tells us a little history behind the idea.
The program was offered earlier this year, but due to good response and a long waiting list, it’s being offered again. She says the Lyon County Leadership 2016 program will include six weekly training sessions focusing on topics that include understanding ourselves and others, dealing with controversy and conflict, and leading effective meetings.
The sessions will be held from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM on six consecutive Wednesdays, beginning May 25 in Rock Rapids. Sessions will be taught by ISU Extension and Outreach staff members affiliated with the Community and Economic Development program.
Goeken says newly-elected and appointed officials are encouraged to register for the program, as well as long-time leaders interested in polishing their skills, and individuals interested in getting more involved in their community.
She says registration is $60 with a May 18th registration deadline.
Enrollment is limited to just 30 participants, so early sign up is encouraged to reserve your spot in the class.
Registration forms may be picked up and returned to the Lyon County Extension and Outreach office, 710 N 2nd Ave. E, #103, Rock Rapids; or obtained from Lyon County Leadership planning committee members Laura Beyenhof, Ashley Boom, Angie Jager, Jim Jensen, Tami Murray or Steve Simons.
The program is being sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach – Lyon County.
For more information about the program, you can contact Jane Nolan Goeken, ISU Extension Community Development Specialist at email@example.com or 712-240-2504; or Lyon County Extension firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-472-2576.