Leadership Development Institute underway Sept. 2


LEWISTON — Leadership is one of the most important ingredients needed to build a strong, thriving and vital community. The future of Androscoggin County depends on the quality and commitment of its leaders, now and in the future.

Recognizing that, the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce and its supporting organizations announce the 2015 Androscoggin Leadership Development Institute, a program that will nurture quality leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges facing our region.

The Institute is a 12-week program offering valuable information and hands-on experiences designed to enhance leadership potential, to channel personal strengths and to cultivate interest in community service. The September-November program is conducted by professional facilitator Steve Pecukonis, who has designed and run leadership programs all across the state for more than 27 years. The Institute has been approved for continuing education unit credits.

Program tuition is $575 and covers all materials and meals. Limited scholarship assistance may be available and those interested should include a letter along with the completed application and letter of recommendation. A maximum of 20 participants will be admitted.

Sessions begin Sept. 2 and continue until Dec. 10 at various times and places. A complete schedule is available through The Chamber. For more information, call The Chamber at 207-783-2249 or go to www.androscoggincounty.com.