FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2017
Contact: Katie Hedrick, Housing & Neighborhood Services
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE
CITY OF CHARLOTTE'S CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Free opportunity for residents to enhance leadership skills and work with emerging leaders to improve quality of life in all neighborhoods
Charlotte, NC — The City of Charlotte is now accepting applications through July 14, 2017 for the Civic Leadership Academy. The City of Charlotte's Civic Leadership Academy is a free 11-session course specifically designed for residents like you—Charlotteans who are ready to take the next step in being community leaders and improving the quality of life in all of Charlotte's neighborhoods.
The Civic Leadership Academy will provide participants the opportunity to grow in their leadership, analyze issues using data, connect with decision makers and other Charlotte leaders, and make a difference in their communities.
During the Civic Leadership Academy, participants will:
- Receive a personalized leadership assessment
- Learn how to efficiently utilize their leadership style to positively impact their community
- Enhance their understanding of Charlotte history, demographics and decision making
- Develop relationships with other community leaders and leaders in local government
- Learn how to use data to articulate challenges and advocate for resources for their communities
- Get a behind the scenes look at how the City of Charlotte works and develop specialized knowledge about the departments and programs of the City of Charlotte
- Commit to using their leadership skills in the broader community to improve the quality of life for all Charlotteans
Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and work with other emerging Charlotte leaders to create a community where every voice is heard.
To be eligible, participants must be a resident of the City of Charlotte, express a commitment to community leadership, and be able to attend nine out of 11 sessions. The Charlotte Civic Leadership Academy begins on Wednesday, September 13. For more information and to apply, visit http://charlottenc.gov/NBS/CE/CommunityInfo/Pages/Civic-Leadership-Academy.aspx.
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