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Leadership Connect

Leadership Connect is a comprehensive Community Leadership Program that contains two components:

Community Awareness
The class will explore seven different areas of the community and learn how they connect with one another. Each month the class will be meeting at various locations throughout the area. The participants will finish with a comprehensive understanding of the community.

Personal Leadership Development
The participants will receive over 30 hours of leadership skill training. Each month a segment of the day will be spent on personal development.

Some of the skill sets that will be covered in the program are:

  • Understanding your leadership style
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Conflict
  • Communication

Benefits for Class Members

Class members establish a strong foundation by gaining an understanding of their own leadership style and the style of fellow classmates. They solidify that foundation through a series of in-depth learning opportunities, which bring them face-to-face with local issues that will have an impact on their future.

Benefits for Organizations

Organizations that support Leadership Connect gain employees who are more resourceful and better prepared for change. They are able to apply skills that allow them to lead more effectively, enhancing their contribution to the organization and improving the quality of life in Northwest Ottawa County.


Attendance at a two day retreat in September, day-long sessions, held every month October through April, and a graduation program in May, are mandatory. Persons who cannot adjust their schedules to accommodate these ten days should not apply. Class members are expected to attend each day session in its entirety. Are you and your employer willing to make such a commitment?

Find out More

Apply for 2020/2021


Nancy Manglos, Program Director

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2019/2020 Schedule

Opening Retreat
Sept. 10th & 11th
7:45am Tuesday until 5:00pm Wednesday

Human Services
October 10th

Regional Economy
November 14th

Judicial System
December 12th

January 9th

Health Services
February 13th

State Government
March 12th

April 15th

May 7th