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Homegrown Leaders

The N.C. Rural Center, in partnership with the Southwest Commission and Southwestern Community College, is offering Homegrown Leaders, a regional leadership training to up to 35 elected officials, government staff, nonprofit and faith-based leaders, business leaders, economic development professionals and other community-minded people working or living in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon or Swain counties. 

Homegrown Leaders will:

  • Increase understanding of data and trends in your region.
  • Increase understanding of comprehensive community economic development
  • Teach skills in effective collaboration at the local and regional levels.
  • Increase knowledge of resources available to your community and how to access them.
  • Build a regional network of community leaders that promotes peer learning, resource sharing and collaboration

Homegrown Leaders is a regional extension of the Rural Center’s nine-day Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), which takes a broader and deeper approach into rural economic development and leadership development. 


Homegrown Leaders Fall 2016 Schedule:

  • October 12 – Southwestern Community College, Sylva
  • November 16 – Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee
  • December 14 – Entegra Bank, Franklin


To apply, visit www.southwesterncc.edu/sbc.  The deadline to apply is August 26.  For more information on Homegrown Leaders, please contact Misty Herget at mherget@ncruralcenter.org.

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Homegrown Leaders

The N.C. Rural Center, in partnership with the Southwest Commission and Southwestern Community College, is offering Homegrown Leaders, a regional leadership training to up to 35 elected officials, government staff, nonprofit and faith-based leaders, business leaders, economic development professionals and other community-minded people working or living in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon or Swain counties. 

Homegrown Leaders will:

  • Increase understanding of data and trends in your region.
  • Increase understanding of comprehensive community economic development
  • Teach skills in effective collaboration at the local and regional levels.
  • Increase knowledge of resources available to your community and how to access them.
  • Build a regional network of community leaders that promotes peer learning, resource sharing and collaboration

Homegrown Leaders is a regional extension of the Rural Center’s nine-day Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), which takes a broader and deeper approach into rural economic development and leadership development. 


Homegrown Leaders Fall 2016 Schedule:

  • October 12 – Southwestern Community College, Sylva
  • November 16 – Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee
  • December 14 – Entegra Bank, Franklin


To apply, visit www.southwesterncc.edu/sbc.  The deadline to apply is August 26.  For more information on Homegrown Leaders, please contact Misty Herget at mherget@ncruralcenter.org.

           southwestern commission           ARC       southwestern community college 

 

           entegra logo                              Murphy Power Board         cherokee preservation