THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Each year, a class of up to 20 leaders are selected to participate in Leadership Monongalia. A selection committee reviews the applications of county-wide nominees from whom the final group of participants are chosen.
Those selected will be active in business, labor, education, the arts, government and community-based organizations and will reflect the diversity of Monongalia County. Additionally, the committee will seek individuals likely to utilize their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of Monongalia County. Although participants will have varied backgrounds and possess diverse talents, they will share one common characteristic: an abiding interest in the future of Monongalia County and West Virginia.
Leadership Monongalia is an intensive public affairs/leadership development program designed to expand the community's civic leadership. Through an eight month program of day-long seminars. Participants engage in face-to-face discussions with experts and key decision-makers in areas of vital concern to Monongalia County. Tuition for the eight month program is $600.
Candidacy is open to all individuals 18 years and older regardless of race, creed, gender, philosophy, disability or employment status. Applicants must have a stake in Monongalia County, either as a resident or representative of a Monongalia County-based business or organization.
Attendance at all sessions will be required for graduation from Leadership Monongalia, so the commitment required is exceptional.
August 1, 2021
August 15, 2021
One Thursday a month September 2021- May 2022
Mandatory Retreat October 22-23
MANDATORY 8am- 5pm
Additional happy hour & other activities at participant's availability.
$600 with scholarships available on a limited basis.
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ~John F. Kennedy