The Leadership Pike County program was established to bring together individuals, who represent the diversity of the population of Pike County, Alabama and who share concerns for improving the quality of life in Pike County and who have manifested a willingness and ability to assume leadership responsibilities in addressing these concerns.
Any Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. member of good standing is eligible to nominate one prospective applicant for participation in the Leadership Pike County program. Applications must be submitted on the forms provided by Leadership Pike County and must be received prior to the prescribed deadline.
Unless the applicant is self-‐employed, the applicant’s employer is required to endorse the application, as the applicant’s participation will require time away from work, as well as a much smaller commitment of time once the applicant graduates if selected for the Alumni Board.
Leadership Pike County is an issues and skills-‐oriented leadership development program designed to inform, motivate and increase the awareness of selected participants through interaction with community decision-‐makers. All class positions are open each year, and application does not guarantee selection. Class size is up to 14 participants per year, with members selected based on the following criteria:
• high standards of personal integrity
• record of achievement in community activities or a desire to increase community involvement
• the ability to set and attain goals, as demonstrated by significant career, personal or community achievement
• the commitment of necessary time and effort to complete the program
• representation from a cross-‐section of the population
To graduate from Leadership Pike County, participants are expected to make a commitment to the program and to attend all sessions which includes a one day retreat and complete a requirement of ten (10) individual hours of volunteer work through a Non-Profit Organization who is a member in good standing of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Class days are normally the third Wednesday of each month and run from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., unless noted.
TUITION (Due upon acceptance into the class)
If accepted into the program, you or your employer/sponsor will be responsible for your tuition, which will be due prior to the opening retreat. Tuition is $375 and will cover all program costs, including food, and bus transportation. Tuition is nonrefundable, in whole or in part, in the event that you fail to complete the program due to non-‐attendance or other reasons. In addition, unless you are self‐employed, your employer must agree and approve your participation recognizing that it will require time away from your position at work, as well as a much smaller commitment of time once you graduate if selected for the Alumni Board.
Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Pike County program. We look forward to receiving your application. Applications are due by noon on July 24, 2020. If you have further questions, please feel free to call our office at (334) 566-2294 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.