Applications Available for 2013-14 Leadership Central Kentucky Program
For those who have been through a local leadership development program and would like to participate in a regional program called Leadership Central Kentucky, applications are now available for the 2013-14 program. The deadline for completed applications is Monday, June 17, 2013 (postmark deadline). Access the application below.
ACCESS THE 2013-14 LEADERSHIP CENTRAL KY APPLICATION HERE
Leadership Central Kentucky is a program to: educate and inform individuals on issues and opportunities for all of our region’s communities; create awareness and understanding of how each county’s actions affect the others; and to help foster a regional vision for the Bluegrass. Its vision seeks to build a network of committed, informed and progressive citizens connected across institutions and county lines. These leaders of the new century embrace and embody the philosophy that our region will realize
its highest potential through working together.
The Leadership Central Kentucky Board seeks to identify those individuals most likely to utilize their regional leadership abilities for a long-term benefit. Applicants must either work or live in any of the following eight counties: Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott, and Woodford. Approximately twenty-four individuals will be selected to participate in the program. These leaders and potential leaders will be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based
organization. Attention is taken to reflect the diversity of the Bluegrass Region’s communities.
Participants will be chosen by the Leadership Central Kentucky Board based upon the information completed on the application. They will be seeking a diverse class, professionally, geographically, ethnically and gender-wise. Preference will be given to individuals who have successfully completed a local leadership program.
A mandatory Orientation kicks the program off the third Thursday and Friday in August and thereafter, the third Wednesday September through May, class members travel to one county per month with a focus on community and regional topics such as transportation, education, economic development, quality of life, public advocacy, and agri-tourism, . These topics are covered by knowledgeable speakers and panels, tours, interactive exercises and class discussions.
Sessions will last an average of eight hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sessions will be located throughout the region. Times and locations will be sent prior to sessions. Participant is responsible for their own transportation to the county. Once in the county, bus transportation is provided between venues. Any participant missing more than two regular full day sessions, in half-day increments, will not graduate from the program
Tuition for Leadership Central Kentucky is $600, payable no later than August 5, 2013. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. If financial assistance is sought please attach a letter officially requesting a scholarship and stating your reasons. The scholarship request must accompany the completed application to be considered. Requests for scholarship assistance are completely confidential. (Note: no full scholarships are awarded.)
• Broaden perspectives and understanding of the Bluegrass Region
• Meet local, regional and state leaders
• Develop and expand network of contacts
• Visit county sites and facilities
• Gain exposure to both current county and regional issues and developments
• Build friendships and working relationships with class members
LEADERSHIP CENTRAL KENTUCKY ALUMNI (coming soon)
2012-13 Class Presented By
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
Leadership Central KY Class Visits Woodford County
Article by Cathy Decker, General Manager, TMMK Human Resources
On March 20th, the Leadership Central Kentucky group toured Woodford County. Starting the day at City Hall in historic Midway, we were greeted by Midway Mayor Tom Bozarth, as well as Woodford County Judge Executive John Coyle while we enjoyed an assortment of donuts provided by the Midway School Bakery. We learned that this Bakery was started by the owner of Holly Hill Inn in Midway and magnificent chef Quita Michael.
Throughout the day, we were thrilled to be accompanied by Pattie Wilson from Woodford County Planning and Zoning, as well as Vernal Kennedy of Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Ron Durbin of the Woodford County Fiscal Court. Grover Hibbard did a great job of hosting us for the day as well.
Among our experiences for the day was a cell phone walking tour of the many historic buildings that make up downtown Midway, followed by a driving tour of several significant and beautiful horse farms that define the equine industry of the region on Old Frankfort and Pisgah Pikes. We landed at the Castle for a tour of the attraction, and then, it was on to a homemade luncheon at the stunning and elegant, yet warm and inviting Storybook Inn. We were treated to a discussion of the trials and rewards of Innkeeping by our gracious hostess and inn owner Elise Buckley.
Not to be overlooked, we were able to stop at the over 200 acre Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles on the way to the Storybook Inn. Imagine our delight at discovering a jewel tucked among this impressive facility housing pools, sports fields, walking tracks and even a dog run and model airplane field in the form of the Woodford County Theatre! We learned this impressive regional theatre seats 304 patrons and will soon feature The Odd Couple as well as The Secret Garden. Several of us scribbled notes to obtain tickets after catching the enthusiasm of Interim Director Trisha Clark.
Next, we moved on to The Life Adventure Center, where we were treated to a tour as well as activities of this non-profit offering so many opportunities for strengthening life skills and teambuilding in the great outdoor setting of Woodford County.
Finally, what better way to end the day than with a lesson in Bourbon-making and a tasting of historic Woodford Reserve. Altogether, I cannot overstate the virtues of this beautiful and abundant Kentucky Location. Woodford County was a pleasure to visit, and I will definitely be going back.