Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Okaloosa 2012-2013
The Costa Leadership Institute at Northwest Florida State College is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Leadership Okaloosa program. The nine month leadership development and community awareness program is presented by the Costa Leadership Institute at NWFSC in partnership with the Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Valparaiso Chambers of Commerce.
The program is designed to enhance the participants' leadership skills and provide community awareness. The class meets once a month from September to May and participants receive classroom training from a certified instructor and are given opportunities to interact with key community leaders throughout the process. A highlight of the program is a two day trip to Tallahassee for the Legislative Day meetings. Tours of area businesses such as the Northwest Florida Regional Airport and Eglin Air Force Base provide participants with an understanding of the community. Additionally, each student takes part in a group project to benefit both themselves and the community while focusing on leadership, problem solving and team building skills. Another important aspect of Leadership Okaloosa is the opportunity to network with other current and emerging community leaders.
Tuition for the Leadership Okaloosa program is $900 and applications are due by July 31. Applications are available online at www.nwfsc.edu/LI, by calling (850) 729-6880 or emailing Leadership@NWFSC.edu. # # #