The application for the Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2018 is now available. Application deadline is December 1, 2017. Click here to download application.
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Participants From 2017 Share Their Thoughts:
“Leadership Northwest Missouri empowers you to want to be a better leader and person, not only in the workplace, but in your daily life. You will leave a session feeling ready to change the world and come to crave the next “Tim time.” Dr. Tim Crowley is uplifting and challenges you to be the best version of yourself, because we are all leaders.”
Vicki Hogue, Albany
“Leadership Northwest has helped me develop a great network of leaders in our region. I learned a lot of new things about our region with different issues that come up. I feel this class has helped me become a better leader.”
Emily Minton, Maryville
“I am so grateful for my experiences with this amazing program. I truly value the connections I have made and the relationships I have built over the last several months. I am a better person, a better leader, because of my participation in Leadership Northwest Missouri.”
Laura Buhman, St. Joseph
“It was unique and wonderful. It was not what I expected but turned out to be better than I could have imagined. Connecting with others in Northwest Missouri was incredibly important for me to have a better understanding of the community I now live in and I have learned to have a great appreciation for Northwest Missouri that I would have never been able to have without this program. I am better for having been a part of this program.”
Stephany Beaver, Polo
“Leadership Northwest Missouri has completely shifted my outlook on what leadership can and should mean. Tim’s teachings have become an integral part of my daily thoughts in being the kind of leader I want to be in every facet of my life. The network of friends I have acquired from across the region encourage my growth as a leader and are sure to be beneficial throughout my career.”
Kaity Holtman, Conception Junction
“Friends and colleagues that have been through LNWMO told me what a life changing experience it was. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical and didn’t see how a professional leadership program could be so impactful. I could not have been more wrong! This program is life-changing and so much more than learning professional leadership. In fact, it’s hard to put into words so I let my actions speak for what I learned. By the end of the first day, I had formed a bond with my cohorts that was completely unexpected. I learned that leadership doesn’t just involve a person’s actions on the job or in the community. It starts deep within a person and that the people I encounter everyday deserve my best. As a result, I am more compassionate to the people in my life and more benevolent to those in need.”
Sam Mason, Maryville
“LNWMO provides participants with an opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally, through reflection of the individuals’ goals and development of leadership skills. The program empowers people to stretch beyond their current comfort zone to create a wider circle of colleagues and a deeper understanding of others and of the Northwest Missouri region. As a result of my participation in LNWMO, my life has been enriched with new friends, new opportunities, and greater leadership capabilities. I highly recommend anyone interested in developing his or her leadership skills to apply to be part of the Class of 2018.”
Stephanie Williams, Cameron
“Being involved in Leadership Northwest Missouri was the most meaningful business experience I have ever encountered. I learned about leadership qualities that are comfortable and easy for some of us and about others that make us step outside of our comfort zones. Our group began the program as business acquaintances and ended as friends – all over Northwest Missouri!”
Janice Neumann, St. Joseph
2018 Class Session Dates/Locations…
January 24 and 25: Conception Abbey – Retreat
February 15: Hamilton
March 15: Albany – Northwest Medical Center
April 19: Osborn
May 17: Carrollton
June 14: Maryville – MOERA
June 28: Marceline – Class Project Retreat
July 19: St. Joseph – Graduation
Leadership Northwest Missouri will:
- Provide high quality training to enhance leadership skills
- Give you the opportunity for in-depth discussions regarding issues facing our region
- Enhance your ability to look at issues/opportunities in a regional context
- Identify avenues for active participation at the local and regional level
- Create a network of regional contacts
- Provide opportunities to participate in regional class projects
- Grant Professional Development Hours (57) at no additional cost
Criteria for Selection
Participants will be selected based on their desire to become a more effective leader in the region. Leadership Northwest Missouri recognizes the strength of diversity and will strive for a diverse class composition. Our region is defined as the following 19 counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Sullivan and Worth. Each county will be guaranteed one class spot. (If a qualified application is not received from a county, the unused space will be available to anyone within the region.) Applicants will be selected based on the county in which they reside or work. The Selection Committee reserves the right to review and select applicants from outside the defined region.
Time Commitment and Class Meeting Dates
Classes will meet monthly beginning with a two-day retreat on January 24th and 25th. They will continue at locations throughout the region on February 15th, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th, June 14th and June 28th. Graduation will be the evening of July 19th.
Classes begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn by 4 p.m. There will be required evening activities on January 24th.
Program Mission Statement
To enhance leadership skills while cultivating regional awareness and instilling a sense of responsibility for community and regional growth.