The newest class of Leadership scholars will attend a retreat to open their studies for the 2016-17 year. The retreat will be Sept. 15-16 at the Hancock County Public Library and will feature community leaders addressing the importance of teamwork, consensus building and the foundations of strong leadership.
The foundation of the retreat is to build a sense of teamwork among the students, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. This will be one of the largest-ever classes for Leadership, an indicator of how important the program has become to identifying and nurturing leaders in our communities.
An important part of the program will be an examination of the students’ DiSC profiles, which will be presented by Sandy Flowers, senior education specialist at Community Health Network. The class members will complete questionnaires designed to define their leadership styles, and the ensuing discussion on the first day of the retreat is always a moment of interesting self-discovery for the participants.
The retreat also will feature the annual Scavenger Hunt, which encourages teamwork as students race against the clock to collect clues that expose them to interesting facts about Hancock County.
New this year will be a panel discussion featuring prominent members of the community. It will take place on Day 1 of the retreat. More information on the panelists will be posted as it becomes available.