Leadership Monongalia’s purpose is to identify, develop and sustain community leaders. The program aims to develop and enhance personal leadership skills, provide knowledge enrichment and to develop and cultivate leadership involvement throughout Monongalia County.
The cultivation of new leadership is of utmost importance to West Virginia’s future prosperity and progress. Leadership Monongalia seeks to develop and motivate a cross-section of leaders who will use their talents and abilities to inspire others and to foster a new spirit of energy, enthusiasm and vitality throughout the county.
At each of the leadership sessions recognized authorities, practitioners, teachers, professionals and analysts will provide information and insight into a program topic: Economic Development, Education, Social Services, Arts and Culture, Health Care, Government, Quality of Life, Community and Leadership.
A variety of views will be presented on each topic and visits will be made to local sites which will reinforce, through observation and practical experience, the particular subject of the leadership session.
The program spans eight months and includes leadership sessions from September through May. Leadership sessions typically include one Thursday per month and an occasional evening commitment. The educational sessions of Leadership Monongalia will all be conducted locally in Monongalia County, except for the Tri-County session which rotates between Monongalia, Harrison and Marion counties.
- Knowledge Enrichment
- Cultivate Involvement
- Develop Community Leaders
- Enhance Personal Network
Deadline: August 1, 2021
Time Requirements: 1 Thursday per Month September 2021 through May 2022; Mandatory retreat October 22-23
Each year, a class of up to 20 leaders are selected to participate in Leadership Monongalia. A selection committee reviews the applications of county-wide nominees from whom the final group of participants are chosen.
Candidacy is open to all individuals 18 years and older regardless of race, creed, gender, philosophy, disability or employment status. Applicants must have a stake in Monongalia County, either as a resident or representative of a Monongalia County-based business or organization.