LEADERSHIP HANCOCK COUNTY
Leadership Hancock County is an annual program of the Chamber, introduced in 1996 to identify and prepare the community’s existing and future leadership resources. Our mission is to support current and emerging leaders by helping them develop skills, creating community awareness and building understanding of the impact of global events.
Each participant becomes part of a growing network of leaders who have the motivation, sense of commitment and opportunity to become change agents for the good of Hancock County.
Participants must be residents of Hancock County or employed in Hancock County. Applications for Leadership Hancock County are accepted annually between June 1st and July 31st. To be considered for selection in the annual program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the selection committee is to choose applicants with leadership potential who represent a broad cross-section of Hancock County, and who have time to commit to the program and future community service. The annual fee to participate is $595 per person. Scholarships may be available.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A LEADERSHIP LEGEND?
The Hancock Chamber of Commerce will move forward with Leadership Hancock County for 2021, but with a twist. Instead of proceeding with the traditional program, the Chamber is seeking applicants from Leadership Hancock County Alumni, who will graduate as the first Leadership Legacy Class in honor of the program’s 25th Anniversary.
“This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect our alumni, rekindle their passion for Hancock County and re-energize our top leaders as we face the challenges ahead,” said Tish Williams, Executive Director of the Hancock Chamber.
In keeping with the Leadership program’s most time honored tradition, the Legacy program will kick off October 13-14 with a retreat at Camp Beckwith. During the two day meeting, participants will participate in a SWOT analysis discussion on Hancock County and the Leadership Program and hear from state leaders on Mississippi’s social infrastructure. One of the highlights of the retreat will be participation in Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective people. Future sessions will be held in February, April and June and will include topics such as rural broadband, expansion of McLeod and Buccaneer Park, development and improvement plans for our local community and the Artemis Mission.
“With every challenge, there is an opportunity,” said Janell Nolan, Chair of the Leadership Steering Committee. “Instead of focusing on the problem, our committee found a solution that will strengthen and engage our alumni network. We’re looking forward to watching progress unfold as these great minds come together this Fall and to all that the Legacy program will accomplish.”
Leadership Alumni who are ready to earn their Leadership Legend status are welcome to apply. Applications are due by Monday, Sept. 21st at 5 p.m., and can be completed below. Space is limited. Leadership Hancock County plans to accept applications for new participants starting in June 2021 and will revert back to its original programming in October 2021. Questions may be directed to Tish Williams at 228-467-9048 or email@example.com.