The Adel-Cook and Berrien County Chambers of Commerce are currently taking applications for LINC 2022-2023. LINC is a partnership between neighbouring communities to provide a leadership program for developing and sustaining leadership in our region. This program uses the recently updated University of Georgia Fanning Institute Community Leadership Program which has a proven track record of success. Embedded in this curriculum is the belief that people must continuously develop their skills and knowledge to be effective leaders.
LINC’s comprehensive program consists of six modules intended to give new and emerging leaders a foundation for leadership development. A typical day of LINC training will include one of the six module presentations in the morning, lunch, and then spending the afternoon on various community visits designed to reinforce that morning’s lesson. Class sessions will rotate between Berrien and Cook Counties each month to allow participants to see what each community has to offer.
LINC will require a total commitment to the program of 7 full days and one evening over a period of eight months. Each day typically starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 5:00 p.m.
LINC is limited to only 24 participants. An application is available at each Chamber and online at www.adelcookchamber.org. Applications should be returned no later than August 1st. As a member of either Chamber of Commerce, your investment for the course is only $450. The investment for non-chamber members is $550. This investment includes all costs for the eight-month program including speakers, scheduled meals, materials, field trips, and graduation. Once selected, program fees must be paid in full by August 31st in order to participate in the class.
We urge your participation in LINC! We believe it will have a positive impact on both you and our communities. If you have questions, contact the Adel-Cook Chamber at 896-2281 or the Berrien Chamber at 229-686-5123.
Heather Green, Adel-Cook President Lisa Smart, Berrien County Exec Director