Leadership Pike program accepting applications

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:03

    MILFORD - The Leadership Pike program is accepting applications for its 2006-07 classes which will commence on September 15. Leadership Pike is a comprehensive leadership development program which offers individuals the opportunity to develop and sharpen leadership skills, a chance to network with existing and future leaders, and to learn about Pike County’s assets as well as introducing participants to the major issues and challenges facing the county. This program is a collaborative effort between the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware Valley School District, Northampton Community College and the Penn State University Cooperative Extension. The members of the class will become a Leadership team that is responsible for completing a class project of their choice that will benefit the citizens of Pike County as a whole. By design, the project causes each class to work as a team, establish priorities, and develop leadership qualities. Last year’s class developed a comprehensive media guide to help any organization in Pike County plan and implement a promotional program. The guide has a wealth of planning and contact information and has been useful to many users. The project can be viewed on the Pike County United Way’s Web site at http://www.unitedwaypike.org. Classes will meet the third Friday of each month from September through April with a graduation ceremony in May. The tuition is $ 450 which includes program materials, continental breakfasts and lunches. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information on Leadership Pike and scholarship donations, or to obtain applications, please contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension at 570-296-3400 or visit the Web site at http://pikeextension.psu.edu/Programs.html.