Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswickand Brunswick County Chambers of Commerce to develop a core of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly-motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.
Selection for participants in the program requires the applicants to already demonstrate a sincere commitment to serve Brunswick County through community involvement. Applicants should currently hold, be retired from, or have the potential to advance to a leadership position. Applicants must reside and or work in Brunswick County and desire to participate in a nine-month program that promises to challenge and enrich them.
A limited number of leaders or emerging leaders will be selected to participate in Leadership Brunswick County. They will meet together one day each month beginning September through May with existing leaders from business, government and education, to explore the needs of Brunswick County and better understand the individuals and services responsible for meeting those needs. Programs will include: the history and culture of Brunswick County, local and state government systems, justice and law enforcement, education, environment, health and human services, and economic development.
To be eligible to graduate, applicants must:
- Attend the September orientation retreat
- Minimum of 6 sessions
- Attend any three enrichment activities provided by a Chamber or BCC
- Attend All County Business After Hours at BCC Main Campus in November
- Commit to a team project
- Participate in discussions at each session
Applications must be received from all interested persons and reviewed by the Selection Committee. The committee strives to ensure broad demographic participation with an emphasis on representation from the geographic areas and professional categories in the county. Tuition is $350.00 for Chamber members and $375.00 for non-Chamber members. Click for Application (pdf) Contact 910.457-6964 for more information. Application deadline is August 27th.