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Leadership Cortland Opens Registration for 2018-19

Cortland County employees and residents looking for the opportunity to develop leadership skills and contribute to community vitality by serving on board and committees should consider taking part in the 2018-19 Leadership Cortland program. Applications are now being accepted for the program, which is a joint effort of Tompkins Cortland Community College and the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce.

Leadership Cortland, founded in 1996, brings together diverse groups of citizens who share the interests of developing their leadership skills and improving their community. With representatives from a cross section of business, industry, education, non-profit and government organizations, Leadership Cortland educates about the strengths and challenges of Cortland County while teaching about individual styles, leadership, and teamwork. In addition to monthly sessions and a two-day retreat, participants also work as teams to identify community issues and develop community action projects to address them. Past projects have included “Cortland to the Core” with a video to promote the county, a Forever Fit website, Backpacks for Foster Kids, the initial development of Chill-A-Bration, PB&J Weekend Food program, and a new Cortland App, soon to be active.

"We have surveyed our Leadership alumni and learned that the vast majority are now serving, or have served, on local boards," says Leadership Cortland Director Martha Hubbard. "Many have been involved in founding a new organization or board in our area. Several others have assumed leadership roles on area committees and projects since graduating from the program, while others have utilized their new skills and knowledge to advance in their workplace."

People interested in Leadership Cortland should contact the College’s Cortland Extension Center at 607.756.5275 for the application and more information.