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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

LEADership Academy

LEADership Academy

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What is the Christian County LEADership Academy?

The LEADership Academy is an approach to leadership development providing Christian County residents with an opportunity to become better informed about issues impacting the community and learning how "to get things done".

The LEADership Academy will allow class members the chance to look creatively at the county and/or community, to find new opportunities to improve business prospects, family life and their environment.

The LEADershp Academy is an interactive learning process. The discussion sessions will be led by community and county leaders, business people, and university faculty members.

The LEADership Academy encourages participants to look at Christian County as a whole and to find their place for involvement in business, government, agriculture, education, religion or community service.

Tuition: As with any true partnership, costs for the LEADership program are shared. Tuition is $199 per participant (make checks payable to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce) and helps cover expenses for the orientation meeting, state government trip, program materials and the graduation banquet. Employers or civic groups may be willing to share this expense with participants.

Additional support for travel, meals, supplies and general administration is provided by local businesses, organizations, government and the University of Illinois Extension Christian County.

Note: Successful completion of the LEADership program requires attendance at no fewer than 10 of the 12 weekly sessions.

Application Process: To apply for the 2018 Christian County LEADership Academy, complete the application below, include tuition of $199, and submit to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, 108 West Market, 2nd Floor, Taylorville, IL, 62568. Completed applications and full tuition payments are due by close of business on Friday, December 8, 2017. If you have any questions, contact the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce at (217) 824-4919 or any steering committee member.

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences * United States Department of Agriculture * Local Extension Councils Cooperating. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office.