Our Program

Accepting applications until August 2022
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We have been welcoming emerging and existing leaders for the past 27 years.

Leadership Marshall County has been welcoming existing and emerging community leaders for the past 27 years.  LMC provides practical and interactive strategies grounded in three basic enduring principles:


Leaders become more effective by enhancing self-awareness and self-regulation.  Self-awareness includes understanding their own strengths, blind spots, and styles.

Lead and Empower

Leaders become more effective by knowing when to provide direction and when to empower others to make their own decisions.  With empathy, trust, and mattering as foundations, leaders can further develop and reinforce their playbook of communications skills to provide others with a sense of connection, challenge, and control. 

lead the Team | Community Dance

Leaders become more effective by enhancing their ability to be systems thinkers that can read and respond to the rhythms and patterns of their teams/communities.

About Our Program

  • Participate in a 9-month program focusing on a leadership theme and community theme.
  • Build group cohesion in a 1-day mandatory introductory retreat.
  • Attend one 6-hour meeting per month.
  • Meet in classes held in locations across Marshall County including the Marshall County Community Foundation.
  • Integrate Leadership Skills sessions with Networking with Community Leaders.
  • Broaden knowledge of and understand the critical issues affecting Marshall County.
  • Focus on learning about Self, Others, and the Marshall County Community.
  • Complete a community improvement project in small groups.
  • Identify individual leadership challenges and create a call to action to enhance skill sets.
  • Collaborate with 20-25 cohort members from business, industry, health care, education, and non-profits.

Each class integrates Leadership skills and competencies along with presentations by and conversations with community leaders.   Each participant develops a “Call to Action” for each of the three principles and shares the implementation plan with their respective organizations.

Class 28 Schedule

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm Orientation/Reception 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Introductory session 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:30 am- 2:30 pm Leader Self-Management #1/ Servantship
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:30 am- 2:30 pm Leader Self-Management #2/ Exploring Marshall County
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 8:30 am- 2:30 pm Lead and Empower Others #1/ Health and Human Services
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 8:30 am- 2:30 pm Lead and Empower Others #2/ Education
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 8:30 am- 2:30 pm The Team Dance #1/ Economic Development
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 8:30 am- 2:30 pm The Team Dance #2/ Board Leadership
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 8:30 am- 2:30 pm Individual Leadership Presentations/ Government
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 8:30 am- 2:30 pm Team Project Presentations/ Graduation

Program Objectives


You will identify personal/professional leadership challenges and create an action plan to enhance skill sets.


You will network with existing and emerging community leaders.


You will enhance self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness.


You will design strategies to increase your leadership agility – adaptability and flexibility.


You will manage change and optimize thinking in high performance environments.


You will broaden your knowledge of and understand the critical issues affecting Marshall County.


You will become a 3-way focused leader – Leader self-management, Lead and empower individuals, Lead teams.


You will cultivate a commitment to community service through class sessions with Marshall County community leaders.

Apply Today

Acceptance to the LMC Program is through a written application and on-line interview process until August 1, 2022.  The cost of the program is $400.  Scholarships are available.

LMC candidates are expected to have their organization fully support their participation in the program and consent to freeing them up from the workplace on the scheduled class days.