Learn to Lead
Leadership Greater Jackson is a leadership development program designed to educate participants about major community issues and alternate approaches to solutions to community problems. Each session, the Leadership Greater Jackson class meets to explore different aspects of leadership and various challenges facing the community.
Leadership Greater Jackson strives to help grow and enhance leadership qualities through an extensive curriculum, community service projects and interaction with the community’s foremost leadership. A class of approximately 40 participants are selected by a committee of program alumni, who work to ensure that the individuals chosen reflect the diversity of the community-at-large.
Class members are selected based on their leadership abilities, career accomplishments, volunteer activities, contributions to the community, and commitment to help shape a better community. Because the program is limited in size, many qualified individuals must be deferred. Those not accepted in a given year may be considered again for the subsequent year if they wish.
Leadership Greater Jackson does not discriminate because of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or national origin. The process of selection begins each spring with an appeal to the public for nominees. Self-nominations are encouraged. All nominees are sent application forms. These applications are given to a Selection Committee, which closely examines them and performs the difficult task of selecting a representative cross-section of leaders as members of the upcoming class.
- 90% attendance at monthly meetings:
- CLASS ORIENTATION
Wednesday, January 4, 10 am
- OPENING RETREAT: FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
Friday/Saturday, January 20 & 21
- HISTORY, MONEY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
- CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: HOW TO MAKE IT WORK!
Friday, February 10, 2023
- THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE LAW
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- MID-YEAR RETREAT: STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday/Wednesday, March 21 & 22
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
- HUMAN NEEDS, HEALTH AND SERVICES
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
- QUALITY OF LIFE
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
- CLOSING RETREAT
Friday, May 26, 2023
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
- Mandatory attendance at Orientation
- Mandatory attendance at Opening Retreat
- Mandatory attendance at Cultural Differences: How to Make It Work
- Tuition Cost: $2,500