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2017 Class Session Dates/Locations…

January 18 and 19:  Conception Abbey – Retreat

February 16:  Cameron – YMCA

March 16:  Albany – Northwest Medical Center

April 20: Trenton – North Central Missouri College, Ketcham Community Center – Sugg Conference Room

May 18:  Marceline – Walsworth Community Center

June 15: Maryville – MOERA

June 29:  St. Joseph – Graduation, Remington Nature Center

July 20:  Jamesport – Class Project Retreat – A.V. Spillman Event Center


Leadership Northwest Missouri will:

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 for 2017 will meet monthly beginning with a two-day retreat on January 18th and 19th. They will continue at locations throughout the region on February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th and June 15th. Graduation will be the evening of June 29th. A class project retreat will be held on July 20th.

Classes begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn by 4 p.m. There will be required evening activities on January 18th.

Program Mission Statement

To enhance leadership skills while cultivating regional awareness and instilling a sense of responsibility for community and regional growth.