Congratulations Leadership Class of 2017!
Leadership for 2017 wrapped up on May 10th with a special graduation ceremony at Flexit Cafe. Congratulations go out to Rachel Nobel, winner of the Leadership Hancock County SPARKS award.
Leadership Hancock County Mission:
Working to improve Hancock County’s economy and quality of life by building leadership capacity of present and future leaders.
Modeled after Leadership Maine and other county Leadership programs, Leadership Hancock County was launched in 2011 after nearly 10 years of development. Spearheaded by the Hancock Higher Education Center and involving many community business leaders they formed a steering committee to get the program off the ground. The committee hired Robert Keteyian of Interpersonal Communication Consulting, and Deb Burwell of Paddling the Rapids as the first program facilitators, 16 participants were accepted into the new program and six businesses across Hancock County agreed to host the classes once a month from January to May.Program History:
In six years 100 participants from various businesses, nonprofits and organizations have graduated from Leadership Hancock County. Over 25 Hancock County businesses and organizations have been host sites for the classes that take place approximately once a month from January to May.
The day long sessions provide the participants with a facilitated program in leadership and management skills and concepts in the morning. The afternoon is an introduction to the host site and their role within the business and economic diversity that is Hancock County. Company representatives are asked to provide tours if possible and real time stories of how things work or don’t within their industry, in our county.
The effect is a multilayered approach that incorporates the participants, and the diverse host sites, building on a program of management concepts and leadership topics that all, increase regional awareness, a network of emerging leaders and a deeper understanding of the challenges our local economy faces.