2022-2023 LEADERSHIP TUSCARAWAS SIGNATURE CLASS OVERVIEW
We continue to enjoy strong support from a wide variety of supporters and friends of Leadership Tuscarawas. We sincerely appreciate their long-standing support.
Supporters of the 2021-2022 Signature Class and Leaders of Tomorrow Conference include:
Adventure Property Holdings; Simona Bolteron; Bowerston Shale; Chrysalis Counseling Center; Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital; Dover-Phila Credit Union; First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison; Investment Partners LTD; Jeff Mathias and Howard Hanna; Kiwanis Club of New Philadelphia; Kraton Corporation; Medi-Wise Pharmacy; New Philadelphia Rotary; ProVia; The Commercial and Savings Bank; Trinity Twin City Hospital; Triple S Energy; WJER; Allied Machine and Engineering; Mark McKenzie; Grace Lutheran Church, Gradall, Buckeye Career Center, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, and Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
In 2002, an adult leadership program for Tuscarawas County was formed through the efforts of the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce and Kent State University at Tuscarawas.
The purpose of Leadership Tuscarawas is to develop passionate, visionary leaders to strengthen the community. Participants from across the county complete the Leadership Tuscarawas program. Members of the class meet for a full day once a month, August through May.
The program begins with an overnight retreat where members meet one another, utilize team-building techniques and explore their personal leadership and communication styles. The class then takes a daylong bus tour of the county and are introduced to the many issues facing our community.
Interactive sessions are held at various locations throughout the program year and they target skills and issues such as problem solving, conflict management, community trusteeship, education and economic development. The wide range of topics discussed enables participants to gain a deeper understanding of the county and its many challenges and opportunities. Leadership Tuscarawas also heightens awareness of the diverse organizations working in the county, fosters leadership skills and development, and provides the opportunity for networking and interacting with other community leaders.
Each class is required to complete a community project that is presented at our graduation ceremony, held in May.
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Deadline for application and deposit ($250) is July 8. All approved applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance in the class.
If employed, applicants must have the full support of their employer or supervising organization. Individuals not affiliated with a business or organization may also apply.
Participants for the upcoming Leadership Tuscarawas class will be selected by the executive director and selection committee, made up of members of the Leadership Tuscarawas Board.
The selection committee carefully reviews all submitted applications. The committee strives to select individuals who demonstrate high standards of personal integrity, who show evidence of leadership potential and commitment to community service.
The class is limited to 30 participants. Applicants who are not selected are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.
Tuition is $1,750 for the 10-month program and includes all training materials, class polo shirt, refreshment breaks and lunch each day. A deposit of $250 is due upon application submission on or before July 8. Payment of full tuition is required by Aug. 5.
Limited tuition funds are available up to $500 for candidates who are from nonprofit, small business or governmental organizations. Those requesting tuition grants must submit the request to Leadership Tuscarawas in writing by the application deadline of July 8 and provide sufficient justification demonstrating financial need.
The Leadership Tuscarawas Board reserves the right to approve or reject any tuition assistance request, limit the amount of monies available for tuition assistance based on available financial resources, and revise the tuition assistance guidelines at any time without notice.
Participation and Time Commitment
Leadership Tuscarawas requires a serious commitment of time and energy. All applicants must be able to fulfill the attendance requirements. Full participation of each individual is necessary, and attendance at each session is expected.
Because emergencies or business needs may arise, a participant may be absent from not more than 12 hours of class. Participants who are absent for more than 12 hours of class may not graduate with their current class. The hours missed must be made up the following year to graduate. Leadership Tuscarawas reserves the right to notify a class participant's employer/sponsor should they not meet the attendance requirements.
Attendance for the entire two-day August program retreat is mandatory and non-negotiable. Class participants who are accepted into the program and are unable to attend the retreat will be asked to wait until the following year to enter the program.
Participants are expected to participate in the Leadership Tuscarawas Signature Class evening graduation ceremony at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.
Participants are required to take part in a community project that may require additional time commitments outside of class.
2022-2023 Leadership Tuscarawas Programming Schedule (may be subject to change)
Aug. 25 and 26, 2022
Opening overnight retreat (required). Location to be announced. Retreat is focused on class orientation and leadership development training.
Sept. 13, 2022
Community bus tour
Oct. 11, 2022
Selection and start of class projects and leadership development training
Nov. 8, 2022
Criminal justice, oil and gas industries, tourism and leadership development training
Dec. 13, 2022
Performing and community arts, healthcare and leadership development training
Jan. 10, 2023
Manufacturing, workforce and economic development, board basics and leadership development training
Feb. 14, 2023
Adult and juvenile justice systems in Tuscarawas County, lunch with the LT Board of Directors and leadership development training
March 14, 2023
Agriculture, education and leadership development training
April 11, 2023
Government, board basics and leadership development training
May 9, 2023
Leadership development training, project presentations and graduation
Selected leadership development topics conducted throughout the 10-month program
- Personal and organizational effectiveness
- Personality style assessment
- Multisensory learning
- Understanding your comfort zone
- Understanding board service (3 modules)
- Time management
- Servant leadership
- Interpersonal and organizational effectiveness
- Improving communication
- Leading strategic change
- Building trust and transparency
- Understanding emotional intelligence
- Routines for success
- Influence and persuasion
Application and $250 tuition deposit due July 8, 2022
Applications notified of acceptance by July 29, 2022
Tuition balance due by Aug. 5, 2022
For more information, please contact Dr. William (Bill) Beisel at 330-308-7437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.