Searcy Leadership Institute Application Deadline August 25th
08/22/2017 12:59 PM

The Searcy Leadership Institute is now taking applications through August 25th. The Searcy Leadership Institute (SLI) offers a unique leadership course providing the opportunity to open doors for local business men and women and community leaders who have the desire and ability to shape the future of their community.


Participants will explore major issues and unique challenges facing the Searcy community through face to face meetings with local and state leaders and onsite visits to local institutions, agencies and organizations. The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce offers this valuable training to the community with the goal to develop a network of talented leaders working toward solving present and future community needs. This vision is met with specific goals: 


  • -Identify and motivate individuals with leadership potential

  • -Acquaint participants with community needs, challenges and opportunities

  • -Offer a forum of exchange on methods for dealing with community issues

  • -Challenge potential leaders to become involved with local issues and the process of decision   making



A community is always made better by recognizing and addressing the needs that exist currently and those that could arise in the future. Every business and individual in the area has a stake in their community and will feel the pains of area needs going unmet. When a community recognizes those needs and rallies around to provide the resources to make improvements, everyone feels the positive outcomes through growth and change.



For businesses, being invested in the community should be the lifeblood of their establishment. The benefits of obtaining leadership qualities directed toward growing the community should create professional growth as well. For individuals and community leaders, the advantages of personal development in leadership skills of this nature become important assets to their employers, their community and their skill set. With a vision for meeting the needs of the community and creating goals for its healthy future, success is sure to follow. Searcy Leadership Institute equips individuals with the skills to be productive community leaders. 



The course is set up to address several interesting topics that participants find valuable. They are scheduled in one-day sessions monthly beginning in September and going through May. They include the topics:



  • -Accepting the challenge of leadership

  • -Searcy- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  • -Economic Development in our Area

  • -Education: A Diversity of Opportunities

  • -The Sate View- Capitol Visit

  • -Local Government and Politics

  • -Health and Human Services

  • -Commitment to Service- Graduation


    Interested businesses or individuals must complete an application and approval process as space is limited and classes will represent a cross section of the community. They are required to make a commitment to attend every session and complete the course. For more information or to access the application and commitment agreement. Click here for registration. 




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