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LMC Accepting Applications for 2011 Community Leadership Academy

January 11, 2011

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Lake Michigan College's Community and Business Services division is seeking nominations for the 2011 Community Leadership Academy. The application deadline is Friday, January 21.

The Academy is designed to increase participants' knowledge of social, cultural, and economic drivers within southwest Michigan, provide participants with leadership skills and develop a network among current and future leaders.

Nominations can be made by the candidate's employer or sponsoring organization. Ideal candidates include emerging managers and directors, executives new to the region, established leaders looking to refresh their skills and individuals searching for new opportunities to contribute to their organizations.

Participants will attend a series of half-day sessions, held each Thursday from February 24 through May 19, 2011. Topics will include communication, personal leadership skills, community leadership, economic development, government, workforce development and education issues, diversity, and health care. On Thursday, March 17, participants will also be involved in a day-long tour of Berrien County.

Academy tuition of $800 covers program materials, transportation costs, meals, orientation, and graduation. Partial scholarships are available for candidates from non-profit organizations. Those interested in more information or nominating a candidate can contact Chad Dee at (269) 926-4296 or 1-800-252-1562 ext. 4296 or go to the web site at


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