We will accept applications for the 2019-2020 Class in February 2019.
THE LEADERSHIP GILMER PROGRAM builds and strengthens a better community through training its leaders for the challenges of tomorrow.
THE GOAL of Leadership Gilmer is to develop informed leaders and channel their ideas and experiences toward community resources, issues and concerns to help direct the future of Gilmer County. This goal is achieved by programs, informal discussions and participatory experiences.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? The Leadership Advisory Committee solicits and reviews nominations for the program. Participants are those who have been identified as having an interest in the community and a sincere commitment to making Gilmer County a better place to work and live. Participants are chosen to represent the occupational and demographic diversity in the community. Class size is limited to a maximum of 25 people.
THE CURRICULUM includes a welcome mixer in late July, one full day session per month from August through April and a commencement activity in May. Each program session concentrates on a specific area of the community using panel discussions, speakers, special presentations and participatory experiences. A homework assignment may be given prior to each session.
TOPICS COVERED include local government, the judicial system, local economics, quality of life, the education system, medical services, state government, volunteerism and leadership skills.
COMMENCEMENT is held in May. Participants and their spouses, as well as alumni, are invited to enjoy a festive evening to celebrate the year's highlights. Diplomas are awarded only to those participants who have missed no more than one class.
THE BENEFITS for Leadership Gilmer participants include learning specific leadership skills, gaining a broad base exposure to the community, meeting peers in other fields and forming friendships and networks to benefit professional and volunteer activities. In addition, the community gains a group of trained leaders who have developed a heightened sense of civic concern and responsibility.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT is for large and small business people, community volunteers, professionals, civic/government employees and YOU!
Leadership Gilmer Alumni
The Leadership Gilmer Alumni Association Steering Committee would like to invite you to become a member of the Leadership Gilmer Alumni Association.
This dedicated group of leaders will benefit from workshops and lectures to further their education in leadership as well as continue to better our community through combined efforts. It is our goal to continue the momentum produced in our Leadership Gilmer classes into an ongoing effort for our community. We are excited about upcoming events already in the works and hope you will also enjoy these benefits.
If you are a Leadership Gilmer graduate we encourage you to fill out a Alumni Association Membership form and also fill in the Profile Sheet so that we may include you in the future Leadership Gilmer Alumni Online Directory. This additional information will be useful in networking with fellow Alumni members.