Since 1996, Leadership Brunswick County has been a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College, the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County Chambers of Commerce to develop corps 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.
Working to develop and enrich existing and emerging community leaders who are qualified and committed to the growth and well-being of Brunswick County, the program provides opportunity for participants to learn about the needs of the county and the individuals responsible for providing services to meet those needs. For Brunswick County to thrive and prosper in the next century we will need dedicated leaders with new ideas working together.
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 management/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/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.
Applications are taken in August with the first session beginning in September.For more information, please contact Brunswick Community College @ (910) 755-7383; Brunswick County Chamber @ (910) 754-6644, North Brunswick Chamber @ (910) 383-0553 or Southport/Oak Island Area Chamber @ 910.457-6964. Applications can be submitted to the College or any of the three Chamber offices.