Leadership Camden County kicks off Class 24 at New Tribes and Windermere

The twenty fourth class of Leadership Camden County has officially started with 35 community leaders and business owners registered for the class.  Ten day-long sessions will be held beginning in September 2018 and ending in May 2019.  With the exception of the third session, sessions will be held on the first Thursday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Graduation will be held on Thursday evening, May 2, 2019.

Participation in LEADERSHIP Camden County requires a commitment of time and financial resources.  During the nine-month program, participants will have an opportunity to learn about a number of aspects of the community, including:  History and natural resources; state government; social services; health care and education; economic development and tourism; law enforcement and the legal system; and infrastructure.  Several sessions focus on leadership skills, group dynamics, team building and creating a vision for the future.  Anyone may apply to participate in this program.  Class size is limited to foster group interaction and create the best learning environment possible.


The goals of the program are to:  

  • Enhance the leadership skills of participants to improve Camden County's future.
  • Familiarize participants with the community's opportunities, needs, problems and resources.
  • Identify and analyze current economic, political and social forces affecting the community's future.
  • Establish effective peer relationships among participants.
  • Provide a common ground for communications between participants and community leaders.

LEADERSHIP Camden County addresses the following topics during the nine month program:

  • September - Orientation and Team Building.  This is an opportunity for the class to meet their other classmates, share information about themselves and for developing the team.
  • October - Leadership Dynamics/Community Assessment and Tour of Camden County.  The class experiences a leadership panel and develop a vision for Camden County.  The group will participate in the True Colors session
  • November - Health and Education.  Health and education resources are reviewed from available medical services to the elementary/secondary educational system.
  • December - Law and Order.  Class members learn the jurisdictions and structure of the legal system in Camden County.
  • January - Infrastructure.  The class learns and discusses infrastructure systems in place and the needs in the future as it impacts the community.
  • February - State Government.  A day trip to Jefferson City includes visits with our state elected officials and the opportunity to tour the legislative and executive branches of state government.
  • March - Economy and Tourism.  This session addresses the evolution of the Lake economy and the current business climate.
  • April - Natural Resources.  This session highlights the natural resources in the area and how those resources shape life as it exists today.
  • May - Active Leadership and Graduation Banquet.  The last session will be active leadership engagement with a designated non profit in the region.

For more information contact the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-346-2227.  Tuition is $425 per participant.  This covers class materials, polo shirt, field trips, breakfasts and lunches associated with each session and the graduation banquet in May.  

LEADERSHIP Camden County Class 23 graduates 34 community leaders and students

The Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Leadership Camden County Class 23 graduated on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 with 34 community leaders and students.

LEADERSHIP Camden County

Since the early 1990s, the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce (CACOC) has promoted and fostered the development of leadership in our community.  Since that time, 554 residents have completed the program.  LEADERSHIP Camden County (LCC) is an approach to community leadership development intended to enhance the social and economic well-being of Camden County by developing an active group of effective leaders.  As a result, the mission of LCC is to provide programs which prepare current and developing community leaders committed to shaping Camden County's future.  Small, medium and large companies alike can benefit tremendously from the program.  LCC assists, encourages and motivates individuals to develop important leadership skills.  LCC offers a cost-effective program with a proven track record of success.  For nearly two decades with a modest investment of time and expense, LCC has graduated hundreds of business and civic leaders throughout the Lake Area.

The goals of the program are to enhance the leadership skills of participants to improve Camden County's future; familiarize participants with the community's opportunities, needs, problems and resources; identify and analyze current economic, political and social forces affecting the community's future; establish effective peer relationships among participants; provide a common ground for communications between participants and community leaders; and to educate participants on how to move people and ideas to action.

Anyone may apply to participate in this program.  Class size will be limited to foster group interaction and create the best learning environment possible.  Participation in LEADERSHIP Camden County requires a commitment of time and financial resources.

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