Applications Available for 2012-2013 Adult Leadership Program

Leadership-LaPorte-CountyApplications are now available for the 29th Leadership La Porte County Adult Leadership Program, which is set to begin September 14 & 15, 2012. The program focuses on educating participants on all aspects of La Porte County while enhancing personal leadership skills and networking with current leaders throughout LaPorte County.

The goal of the Adult Program has always been to provide the information, resources and tools to help the participant become a knowledgeable, well-informed and motivated community leader. Leadership participants are encouraged to utilize the information received and the skills gained through the class to become more actively involved in La Porte County. The aim is to provide information and experiences that will be used in their professional and personal lives.

More than 800 local individuals have participated in the Leadership Adult Program since its inception 29 years ago. The program begins with a 2-day retreat, September 14 & 15, and then meets one day each month through May. Each session emphasizes a specific community issue and skill, including education, criminal justice, economic development, quality of life, decision-making, collaboration, teamwork and many others. Community activities and team projects emphasizing the effects of group dynamics are also part of the learning experience.

Leadership La Porte County’s program is unique in that it offers the participants opportunities in which they might not otherwise be exposed. This gives them a first-hand look at the networks in La Porte County.

Applications are now available, and those interested in the Adult Leadership Program are encouraged to apply early to reserve their spot. Tuition for the program is $800 which covers the cost of all course materials, meals, class locations, and trips. Tuition may be paid by the participant, an employer, a sponsoring organization or individual, and by credit card or installments. Some partial scholarships may be available.

Information and class applications for the 2012-2013 Adult Leadership Program can be obtained by calling the Leadership office at 325-8223 or by e-mail at Information is also available online at