Ottawa County

Sign Up Under Way for Leadership Program


Leadership Ottawa County

Potential candidates for the Class of 2020 are now being recruited by Leadership Ottawa County – a development program designed to strengthen, enrich and amplify leaders in Ottawa County through an extensive leadership program. Those who participate will broaden their leadership skills as well as build a personal and professional network of individuals who are active within our communities.

We are pleased to invite you to submit an application for someone from your organization that would benefit from having the increased knowledge and networking opportunities this excellent leadership development program provides. 

The class curriculum focuses on the following leadership skills: Personality Assessments, Productive Meetings, Working with the Media, The Art of Networking, Coaching to Empower Others, Ethics & Trustworthiness, Team Building, Customer Service, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, Five Levels of Leadership, Disability Awareness, Interpersonal Communication, Goal Setting, Work/Life Balance and Social Media. The class will also explore the following sectors of Ottawa County: Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources, Demographics & Government Structure, Justice & Law Enforcement, Education, History & Heritage, Business & Economic Development, Health & Human Services, and Tourism.

Meeting locations vary throughout the county, some travel is required, and lunch is provided at each session.  Class members will participate in and complete a Community Improvement Project. Class orientation is in August and graduation will be held in April of 2020. 

The deadline for accepting applications is July 24 and class size is limited to 15. For questions or application information, contact Board Members Nikki Adams at 419-734-5503 or Brad Sander at 419-794-5014.