Leadership Anna is a six-week program presented by the Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce, held twice a year. Community focused sessions are 2.5 hours long, once a week ending with a graduation. Each session explores leadership dynamics, social service organizations, economic development, educational, leisure, public safety, Anna’s government, and health services. Each member will work with their class building on and using their leadership skills to complete a class project that will benefit the Anna Community.
Leadership Anna is offered to any interested citizen who lives or works in Anna, or is a member of the Greater Anna Chamber. The purpose of Leadership Anna is to bring together emerging community and business leaders to encourage them to learn about, to question, to dream about, and to care for their community.
Participants are introduced to local officials, school board trustees, administrators, community leaders, as well as, local nonprofits and charities. Leadership skill topics are taught with active participation along with numerous field trips. Each graduate is encouraged to actively contribute to Anna’s growth and future.
CIVIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Leadership Anna has the following objectives:
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
Leadership Anna provides individuals with a program that assists in the development of leadership characteristics and skills. Individuals participate in various hands-on learning activities that will help identify personal values, visions, and life-long goals.
The program provides important concepts crucial to an emerging leader, ranging from problem solving to time management. Graduates of the program acquire a working knowledge of themselves as well as their community.
In short, Leadership Anna not only produces leaders, it also enriches the lives of all who participate in the program.
CALENDAR AND COSTS
Classes run bi-annually and applications accepted June 1 to July 16, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to review the calendar of class dates to ensure they understand the time commitment and proposed dates for each class. Classes will be held virtually for the spring session and class members are expected to attend each class day from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and participate in community meetings that might be required as homework for class or for project completion.
$350 for non-Chamber Members/$300 for Chamber Members.
Leadership Anna is dedicated to educating, developing and empowering motivated individuals for the community and deepening their commitment to serve civic, charitable and business organizations.
The growth and skills obtained in the Leadership Anna program, both professionally and personally, impact the community and all other areas of each class member’s life.
Leadership programs develop and show how people collectively can chart their future by creating and building their community. The most effective community development is building the relationships within the community.
Organizations that invest in leadership development attract develop and retain talent. They increase success in navigating change and perform better than those that don’t. Investing in an employees success is and investment in the success of your business.
Applications are now closed and will reopen June 1 to July 16, 2021