Leadership Orleans is a leadership development program for Orleans County which focuses on building leadership skills while exposing participants to the necessary knowledge, experiences and people that make a community work. Sessions include community experts, tours, retreats, and stimulating activities presented in an adult experiential learning environment around the topics of ethical leadership, servant leadership, economic and workforce development, agriculture, community health, arts and culture, diversity, education, tourism and recreation, and the public sector.
Leadership Orleans is a one-year tuition based program that requires enrolled individuals to commit to a two-day opening retreat, one full day per month of program participation over a ten-month period, and a two-day closing retreat/graduation ceremony.
Leadership Orleans seeks individuals representing a cross section of our community, including business, labor, education, arts, religion, government, community-based, ethnic and minority groups. The program unites leaders at all stages of their development to facilitate an understanding of community issues and operations, broaden their network, and inspire their decision to serve our community.
Leadership Orleans will select individuals who have demonstrated leadership abilities, interest in community affairs, and a commitment to Orleans County’s future. Ideal candidates have carefully considered participation in the program as a means to be involved in and accept responsibility for our community’s shared concerns. Candidates must have the full support of the business or organization they represent.