Leadership Pike is the premier community building organization in Pike County, identifying, developing and supporting leaders for superior community service.
Leadership Pike seeks to:
* Identify potential community leaders of diverse backgrounds;
* Develop their potential for and encouraging their acceptance of civic responsibilities and leadership;
* Expose promising new leaders to the structure, opportunities, and problems of Pike County;
* Foster meaningful dialogue among emerging and existing leaders;
* Build a realistic understanding of leadership roles, including the problems and implications of leadership;
Learning Objectives/Program Outcome
Participants in this program can expect to realize the following outcomes:
* Development of individual leadership capabilities
* A better understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing Pike County
* Integration into a broad network of community leaders in Pike County
* Increased civic and community involvement
Topical Outline of Sessions
September 9, 2011 - This is Leadership/History & Pike County
October 14, 2011 - Dealing with Change/Team Building
November 4, 2011- Facilitation/Tour of Pike County
December 2, 2011 - Communications/Economic Development
January 6, 2012 - Understanding your Leadership Style /Emergency Services & Local Government
February 3, 2012 - Valuing Diversity/Partnering w/Media
March 2, 2012 - Meeting Management/Environmental Issues
April 13, 2012 - Group Project/Health Care
May 11, 2012 - Graduation
Session Dates – Times – 8:30 – 4:30 pm
Sessions will be held at various locations across Pike County including Pocono Environmental Education Center, Grey Towers, Northampton Community College – Shohola campus, Pike County Senior Center, PPL Environmental Learning Center at Lake Wallenpaupack.
Leadership Pike is a comprehensive leadership development program which offers individuals the opportunity to develop and sharpen leadership skills, a chance to network with existing and future leaders, and to learn about Pike County’s assets as well as introducing participants to the major issues and challenges facing the county. This program is a collaborative effort between the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware Valley School District, Northampton Community College and the Penn State University Cooperative Extension.
What will be Expected of Leadership Pike Candidates?
The members of the class will become a Leadership team that is responsible for completing a class project of their choice that will benefit the citizens of Pike County as a whole. By design, the project causes each class to work as a team, establish priorities, and develop leadership qualities. The 1st class prepared a comprehensive media guide to help any organization in Pike County plan and implement a promotional program and the 2nd class prepared a Living in Pike County for Smarties, a pamphlet on what you need to know to live in Pike County. The 3rd Class developed a Green Building Guide for residents of Pike County. The tuition is $450.00 which includes program materials, continental breakfasts and lunches. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information on Leadership Pike, scholarship donations, or to obtain applications, please contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension at 570-296-3400/Fax:570-296-3406 or visit the web site at http://pike.extension.psu.edu/Programs.html
“I was recently elected an officer in the Pike County Interagency Council and a Board member of the Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Council. My Leadership Pike experience encouraged me to run for the position on the Interagency Council and take a more active role as a Board member. Probably of most importance is the role I have undertaken at the Pike County Correctional Facility. Being a volunteer I saw the drastic need for aftercare assistance especially for women who are alone without family or resources. I have begun to assist these women and am looking into the possibility of starting a non-profit to assist. I am excited about how my greatly improved skills will assist me in this new project” – Mary Stanley, Leadership Pike Graduate 2nd Class
“I already played a role as a leader in my management position, and in my service organizations, but now I just feel like I fit the role better. I run more effective meetings and I delegate better”
“I believe you never stop learning. I very much look forward to new ideas and ways to improve myself. It taught me better ways to manage myself as well as a group with confidence and to communicate myself”
“I have used the skills acquired with the leadership program both at work and in my personal life. I have learned to read a person’s body language in addition to hearing what they are saying”