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The application deadline for the Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2018 is now closed. We have an awesome group of regional leaders that will be participating:

23 participants representing 15 counties

Andrew County
Brendon Clark – Commerce Bank (Brendon works in Buchanan County and lives in Andrew County)
Coby Keyes – CliftonLarsonAllen (Coby works in Buchanan County and lives in Andrew County)
Darci Shuster – NWMO Area Health Education Center/Mosaic Life Care (Darci works in Buchanan County and lives in Andrew County)

Atchison County
Ashlee Driskell – Community Hospital-Fairfax and Northwest Missouri Living Center
Heather Olson – Community Hospital-Fairfax

Buchanan County
Chad Neff – Second Harvest Community Food Bank
Seth Rector – Farmers State Bank
Mark Scates – Northwest Health Services

Caldwell County
Kari Corbin – Missouri Star Quilt Company

Clay County
Laura McFadden – Just Odds No Ends

Clinton County
Laura Bray – Cameron Regional Medical Center (Laura works in Clinton County and lives in DeKalb County)

Daviess County
Alicia Endicott – North Central Missouri College (Alicia works in Grundy County and lives in Daviess County)

DeKalb County
Nathan Jones – Cameron Ambulance District (Nathan works in DeKalb County and lives in Clinton County)

Gentry County
Lori Bishop – Northwest Medical Center
Tammy Green – Northwest Medical Center

Grundy County
Lindsay Oram – North Central Missouri College, North Central Missouri Psychological Services
Phillip Ray – North Central Missouri Development Alliance

Harrison County
Ashley Bugbee – BTC Bank

Linn County
Becky Cleveland – Brookfield Area Growth Partnership and Industrial Development Authority

Livingston County
Austin Hibler – Missouri Department of Transportation (Austin works in Livingston County and lives in Caldwell County)
Jessica Trussell – University of Missouri Extension

Mercer County
Tami Campbell – North Central Missouri College

Nodaway County
Monica McCollough – Therapeutic Massage of Maryville, LLC

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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 – United Methodist Church

March 15:  Albany – Northwest Medical Center, Outpatient Conference Room

April 19: Osborn – Windy Wine Co.

May 17:  Carrollton – BTC Bank

June 14: Maryville – MOERA

June 28:  Marceline – Class Project Retreat

July 19: St. Joseph – Graduation, Remington Nature Center


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.

Vision Statement

We envision thriving communities and dynamic leaders.

Mission Statement

We build, strengthen, and inspire leaders through training and networking experiences.