ERIC Number: ED253692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Academy for Community Leadership: A Community Leadership Training Model.
Murk, Peter J.; Fallon, John A., III
The Muncie, Indiana Academy for Community Leadership (founded in February 1976) seeks to inform, instruct, and involve promising young leaders in the study of the anatomy of a community and its component parts in order to meet the demand for informed, motivated leaders to serve as members of various community committees, task forces, and boards. The Academy seeks to provide broad understanding of public programs; local government, school, and health issues; business and labor concerns; and civic challenges facing the community. The Academy program consists of 14 consecutive Tuesday morning sessions in a variety of locations, including the offices of social agencies never before visited by class members. Each week, panelists representing the community's institutions and organizations discuss their roles, missions, philosophies, community problems, and the need for active leadership. The classes of about 25 persons include participants from large and small businesses, and public and private organizations. Registration fees of $125 are levied to cover the cost of materials and activities. The Academy has graduated 450 individuals who have become civic and political leaders of the community. The Academy has become a model for about seven other such leadership training programs throughout Indiana and the Midwest. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana (Muncie)
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 7-11, 1984).