• Leadership Stephenville

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  • Leadership Stephenville is a program sponsored by the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce which challenges its participants to make a difference in the community, to make a positive contribution to our quality of life, and to be prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow.

    Here are some facts about the program:

    Leadership Stephenville is a vision.

    The mission of the program is to expand understanding of leadership, broaden the knowledge of our greater community infrastructure, deepen the sense of quality within our community, and foster the responsibility of increased involvement in volunteer associations, neighborhoods, and the community as a whole. The curriculum focuses on the theory, practice and tools for effective leadership and their application to the cultural, economic, political and social dynamics of Stephenville.

    Leadership Stephenville is an investment.

    By creating a leadership pool for the present and the future, Leadership Stephenville is truly an investment in our community. Leadership Stephenville strives to ensure continuity of leadership for the community. Participation in the program is a commitment to take the contributions from former leaders and to build on that foundation. The program creates an awareness of community resources and needs, while enhancing existing leadership skills.

    Leadership Stephenville is a challenge.

    A series of nine full-day sessions offer learning opportunities and challenge participants to become actively involved in building a better tomorrow for Stephenville. Sessions focus on the following important issues: Industry, City/County Government, Education, Health, Agriculture, Transportation, Communication, and Quality of Life.

    Leadership Stephenville is a commitment.

    Leadership Stephenville requires a commitment from completion of the application through graduation. This commitment involves one full day per month (usually the second Thursday) for regular sessions that run September through May and tuition.

    Leadership Stephenville unites participants.

    Leadership Stephenville will begin with a mandatory orientation and ROPES course that will acquaint the participants with each other and the program. This first session is the essential step in creating bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime.

    Leadership Stephenville is an opportunity.

    We invite you to consider applying to participate in a future Leadership Stephenville class. You’ll find it will be a wonderful experience as well as a solid investment in your community. The application period takes place during the summer, but please share with us your interest and we'll make sure to send you an application.

    Leadership Stephenville is ongoing.

    Upon completion of the program, Leadership Stephenville partici­pants are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association. Alumni members assist the organization in continu­ing the process of leadership development. The Alumni Association provides a continuing education forum for past participants, including programs dealing with issues of importance to Stephenville.

     

    The Leadership Stephenville Alumni Board is excited to announce an outstanding slate of participants for the Class of 2017:

     

    Dr. Jordan Barkley, Dean, College of Education, Tarleton State University

    Dr. Laura Boren, Vice President for Student Life, Tarleton State University

    Sherry Carroll, Director of Grace Place Ministries, First Baptist Church

    James Childress, General Manager CDJR, Bruner Motors Inc. 

    Nathan Collier, Engineer, Collier Consulting   

    Noah Cullis, Director of Planning & Building Services, City of Stephenville

    Heather Dawes, Client Services Director, Choices Clinic & Life Resource Center          

    Ivore Garza, Compliance Officer/Trainer, InterBank    

    Kathy Hampton-Haynes, Executive Director of HR & Student Services, Stephenville ISD          

    Kelli Raymond, Mortgage Lending Officer, TexasBank

    Jim Shernisky, Manufacturing Manager, FMC Technologies    

    Shelby Slawson, Attorney/Owner, Slawson Law, PLLC           

    Spencer Sligh, Financial Advisor, McLemore Financial Group   

    Sheila Williams, Owner, Easter Heat & Air / All Around Laundry         

    Nina Zarate, Staff Accountant, Boucher, Morgan and Young, a P.C.

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