072913 Leadership Group Accepting Applications for 16th Year (183)

LACONIA — Leadership Lakes Region is gearing up for the start of its 16th program year in early October and announces that applications are now being accepted for the upcoming class.

With over 244 alumni representing various professional careers, Leadership Lakes Region's Program fosters civic engagement through eight once a month day-long seminars which educate, inform, challenge and teach leadership skills to its students.

"We have found the program especially beneficial for professionals who are new to the Lakes Region; we provide them an immediate network of area professionals from varying backgrounds as well as a crash course on the current factors influencing the Region", said Program Coordinator, Jennifer McLean.

Tuition for the annual program is $500 for those from non-profit agencies or from businesses with three or fewer employees and $750 for those representing the private sector. Corporate sponsorships of students are welcome and some scholarships are available. Anyone interested in applying for the Leadership Lakes Region class which begins in October may contact the Leadership office at 524-6791.

More information, including the October-May Program Schedule and a Program Application, are available at the organization's website: www.leadershiplakesregion.org.