Leadership Vermillion seeks participants for development course

Leadership Vermillion seeks participants for development course Vermillion is looking for a few good leaders. Leadership Vermillion 2000 is seeking participants for a leadership development course, scheduled to begin in October 2000, that aims to inspire a new generation of leaders to take an active role in local affairs.

Leadership Vermillion, developed by a partnership of the Vermillion Development Company, the Chamber of Commerce and the Farber Center for Civic Leadership, is designed to provide participants with the information, skills, and resources necessary for effective community leadership. The course will meet once a month for eight months to introduce its members to Vermillion's civic and political leaders, its aspirations and plans, its assets and its institutions and processes. Emphasis will be on understanding the challenges facing Vermillion and gaining the necessary information and skills to become a force for positive change in community life.

The program is open to anyone who lives or works in Vermillion. Individuals who are interested in making a difference in Vermillion's civic or political life may apply for admission, or employers and other may nominate people for consideration. There is no charge for participation.

Participants in Leadership Vermillion will be chosen based on their genuine interest in making Vermillion a better place to live and their commitment to taking an active role in public life. An executive committee made up of representatives of the Vermillion Development Company, the Chamber of Commerce and the Farber Center will make final selections from the applicants. A maximum of 15 individuals will be chosen on a competitive basis.

Applications and further information are available by contacting the Farber Center at 677-5702, the VDC/Chamber office at 624-5572, or via e-mail at etsmith@usd.edu.

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