By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011
Cindy Williamson at a Leadership Broken Arrow Public Safety Session at the Broken Arrow Training Center. Each session is devoted to a certain theme, such as government, social services or public safety, including police and fire.
Leadership Broken Arrow (LBA) is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 class, which begins in September. The LBA program affords participants a unique awareness of Broken Arrow – past, present and future – and an appreciation for how their own unique leadership skills and talents might satisfy the demands of this growing community. Graduates of the LBA program are in a position to influence the future of Broken Arrow through their community involvement.
LBA’s mission is to develop and nurture a dedicated group of citizens who will contribute to the vitality of our city by being active participants in the community's business, political, social, charitable and educational components.
The program consists of nine full-day sessions, one per month, September through May. Classes are typically conducted from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Sessions feature guest lectures, experts in their respective fields, local-area tours, a trip to the state Capitol, visits to places with important community missions, leadership training, classroom participation and an opportunity to network with civic-minded individuals.
“Leadership Broken Arrow gives individuals the opportunity to join an elite crowd of alumni who have learned the lesson of leadership and know what it takes, are doing it, and continue to show us the way to make this a stronger, better community for all of us to live, work and play,” says Licia Kellerstrass, LBA coordinator and Quality Service Specialist, Vice President of AVB Bank.
Applications will be accepted through August 25, and are available at the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce (210 N. Main, Ste. C) or on the LBA website, www.leadershipbrokenarrow.com. All individuals with an interest in the Broken Arrow community are welcome to apply. Class size is limited. Tuition for this year's program is $500. Individuals or businesses will be invoiced at time of acceptance.
LBA is a program of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce with the support of local government, civic and service organizations. It's an equal opportunity program. Race, gender, creed, national origin, and political affiliation have no bearing on selection for the LBA class. Applicants should reside or work in Broken Arrow, profess an interest in social or civic issues, be willing to listen to a broad range of opinions, and participate in a cordial exchange of ideas.
The new chairs for this year’s class include Chair Stephen Taylor, Air Assurance; Co-Chair Clint Redwine, Magnum Construction; Administrative Assistant Jamie Holmes; and an entire committee of dedicated alums.