The flagship program of Leadership Texarkana for 35 years, the annual Leadership Texarkana Class provides community leadership development for the advancement of the community and of all participants. The LT Class:
- Connects, cultivates and engages a selected group of thirty individuals from all backgrounds, professional levels, and sectors (public, private and non-profit).
- Provides nine-months of training in leadership perspectives and understanding of critical issues in the development and growth of all areas of our community, including economic development, industry, health care, education, politics, and quality of life initiatives.
- Features well over one hundred community leaders leading issue-based educational sessions, providing a backstage pass into our region, invaluable to natives and newcomers alike. The program kicks-off in September with an overnight retreat, followed by monthly day-long sessions the second Tuesdays of each month from October through April.
The first class of Leadership Texarkana was held in 1979-1980; the program has graduated an average of 25 leaders for each of the past 35 years, with 800 local graduates of every demographic and walk of life represented in leadership positions throughout our region.
Application Deadline for 2015-2016 LT Class is June 23, 2015. Applications and answers to questions are available on-line at LeadershipTexarkana.com.
LEADERSHIP TEXARKANA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating, connecting, and engaging leaders in working together for community excellence, pride and progress. To those ends, Leadership Texarkana dedicates its efforts to educating and developing critical masses of individual leaders throughout the community – crossing all demographic boundaries, representing the community at large, as well as to fostering a community culture of effective leadership as the unifying voice of vision, and the catalyst for effective action alliances. Additional information about Leadership Texarkana can be found at leadershiptexarkana.com.