Leadership Galveston 2011-2012

08/01/2011

Leadership Galveston 2011-2012

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2011-2012. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, September 16, October 21, November18, December 16, January 20, February 17, March 23, and April 20. The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 409-944-1302, or e-mail jhuff@gc.edu.  The last day to register is September 2, 2011.

The Leadership Galveston program was revived in 1995 as a project of Galveston College's Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Galveston members now boast over 500 former graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences who studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston in previous leadership classes between 1984-1990 and 1995 - 2011.  The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program that addresses the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the leadership candidates to become involved in Galveston's future.

Objectives: 

  1. Acquaint participants with Galveston's history, government, economy and resources along with the problems and challenges facing the City.
  2. Offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers.
  3. Encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles.

Acceptance in the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.  As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston, and those that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

Prospective students must complete the College’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms, which are online at www.gc.edu, and mail them to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.