Leadership Oswego County is actively recruiting members for its class of 2006. Initiated in 1993, the program has a nine-month curriculum geared toward preparing county residents to become the community leaders of the future.
To date, LOC has graduated over 250 residents, who aim to play a positive role in their businesses and communities.
“What I have learned in the class will be with me for the rest of my life. I have learned the value of personal, team and community leadership,” said Roxanne Bocyck of the Oswego County Weeklies, LOC class of 2003. “The skills I have learned will play an important part in my daily life.”
LOC classes meet one full Friday each month from September to May, beginning with a two-day overnight retreat in late September. Classes are held at locations throughout Oswego County. Participants gain experience in group dynamics and team building, as well as in-depth understanding of the county. The program’s curriculum focuses on personal, team and community leadership styles with a strong emphasis on community trusteeship.
“I have found that Leadership Oswego County has helped me realize what leadership potential is, learned about my community and met new leaders to network with,” said Roxanne Deyo of the Oswego County Department of Social Services, LOC class of 2001.
Applications for the class of 2006 are due by Friday, July 1. To request an application or more information, call the SUNY Oswego Center for Business and Community Development, which coordinates the program, at 312-3492. Downloadable applications also are available by visiting www.oswego.edu/cbcd and clicking the Leadership Oswego County link.
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(Posted: Apr 20, 2005)