Leadership Tomorrow

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A Program for Young Adults designed and sponsored by Leadership Sevier

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of Leadership Tomorrow is to provide a forum for young adults to focus on personal growth, enhance leadership skills, establish a network of peers, and develop habits that will benefit themselves and Sevier County.

OBJECTIVES

  • To increase their leadership and managerial skills
  • To develop a greater understanding of themselves
  • To create personal contacts among peers and community leaders
  • To recognize and appreciate diverse personality types
  • To understand and express a greater sense of leadership responsibilities to Sevier County
  • To become a better citizen employee and family member
  • To benefit from opportunities for mentoring

THE PROGRAM

The Leadership Tomorrow Program Days are designed around the principle focal points of leadership responsibilities, personal growth, community understanding, appreciation of diversity, peer networking, community involvement, and teamwork development.

The program content is built around the internationally recognized Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People professional development program and the Leadership Sevier’s emphasis on community trusteeship of learning about becoming more involved in the vital issues effecting Sevier County.

Stephen Covey’s

SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE LEADERS

  • Be Proactive
  • Begin With the End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw

The Stephen Covey Course is a 2 day workshop teaching personal and professional development skills. This detailed approach to the 7 Habits and the community as a whole will benefit the participants and their companies by developing a supportive network with their peer group as well as community leaders and assist in training and retaining young professionals in Sevier County. The value added workshop is offered in adjacent states for $1,895.00, travel, hotel, and food expenses are additional. Check out FranklinCovey.com.

 

BENEFITS AND COMMITMENTS FOR

LEADERSHIP TOMORROW

INTRODUCE

Leadership Tomorrow first offered in 2002, brings a diverse group of professionals together with the common goal of improving themselves, Sevier County and the organizations they represent.

Lifetime connections begin at Introductions Night, where class members, families, friends and sponsors are invited to learn more about the program and each other. These bonds are cemented during Orientation, where the class engages in innovative problem solving activities to overcome various obstacles and the 2 day Leadership Tomorrow University.  They form teams that they will work with for the duration of the program year.

INFORM

Leadership Tomorrow strives to provide its members with the resources necessary for personal and professional growth.  Some areas of growth include organization and interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, teamwork and team development, and more.  Leadership tools  in the Leadership Tomorrow curriculum include:

  • Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People*
  • DISC Personality Profile
  • Leadership Tomorrow Advisory Board
  • Mentorship opportunities with Leadership Sevier
  • Continuing education opportunities

INSPIRE

Class members put leadership theory into action.  Under the guidance of their team advisors, teammates and local business, government and community leaders the teams plan a Community Engagement Project and their Program Day.  Both program elements are linked the principles of Covey’s 7 Habits* and DISC Personality profile to reinforce the skills learned during the program.

INVOLVE

After months of planning, the teams execute their plans for their Program Day and Community Engagement Project combining leadership training with an educational view of Sevier County heritage, community awareness, local business and government focus and more.

As the Leadership Tomorrow class prepares for graduation in May, further opportunities for involvement  and growth become available.  Many members choose to remain involved through their Community Engagement Projects or other causes in Sevier County  they have identified throughout the program. Leadership Tomorrow in conjunction with Leadership Sevier offers continuing education opportunities including lunch and  learns, mentoring  and other opportunities to develop and share the gift of leadership in your community.

How do I get involved?  Nominations are accepted throughout the year.  The selection process begins in spring and the new class starts in August.  Class Program Days meet monthly  with graduation in May.

SUMMARY OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO LEADERSHIP TOMORROW

August Introductions Night
Orientation Day
September Two Day Leadership Tomorrow University
October- April Program Day (all day) 2nd. Thursday of every month -except a Wednesday in April.
(You and your team are responsible for planning one (1) Program Day, requiring 3-5 meetings to plan this day.)
One Community Service Project to be completed by May that is done along with planning the Program Day
May Graduation Night
   

The tuition for the program is $1,250.00. Usually your business/organization/sponsor will pay $1,150.00 and you will pay $100.00. A few, limited scholarships are available for those whose business/organization can fund only part or none of their portion of the tuition. Contact the Program Director for details.

Leadership Tomorrow by the numbers

  • over 350 alumni
  • average class size~35
  • more than 100 local businesses represented

Do you have questions? Call Ellen Wilhoit or Jo Ann Holland at 865.908.3801.