Leadership Searcy is now accepting applications for the 2023/2024 class. Leadership is aimed at developing a network of talented leaders for present and future community needs. To meet this vision, Leadership Searcy seeks to:
Identify and motivate individuals with leadership potential
Acquaint them with community needs, challenges and opportunities
Offer a forum of exchange on methods for dealing with community issues
Challenge potential leaders to become involved with local issues and the process of decision making
Leadership Searcy consists of full day training sessions. The first session consists of a Thursday evening and a full Friday. The sessions will be scheduled from 8:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. each day. Participants are expected to attend every session.
While emergencies do arise, any participant missing more than one
session may be dropped with no refund.
Date and Time
Thursday Sep 14, 2023Friday Sep 15, 2023
A series of one day sessions have been planned to focus on issues, people and opportunities for Leadership from September through May.
Session 1: (September 14-15)
Accepting the Challenge of Leadership
Session 2: (October 10)
Searcy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Session 3: (November 14)
Economic Development in our Area
Session 4: (January 9) Health and Human Services
Session 5: (February 20)
The State View - Capitol Visit
Session 6: (March 12)
Local Government and Politics
Session 7: (April 16) Education: A Diversity of Opportunities
Session 8: (May 14)
Graduation Ceremony-Commitment to Service
The first session will begin Thursday evening September 14th at the Searcy Central Fire Station. Friday the class will be traveling to the 4H ExCEL Center in Little Rock.
The tuition fee for chamber member participants selected is $650 and non-chamber members is $850. Tuition includes a ticket for the applicant to attend the Chamber’s November 7th Annual Awards Banquet.
A selection committee will give careful attention to choosing a class that represents a cross-section of the community. All applications for participation must be received at the chamber office no later than August 25, 2023.
A 50 % refund will be given if cancelled by
September 14th. No refunds will be given after the first session.