Criteria for Leadership
Nominees for Leadership Macon 2019 must be 26 or older by the end of the previous year (2018). The selection process is objective and includes an interview which will be scheduled after the nominee applies for the class. Class size is limited. Nominees who best meet the criteria will be selected. The selection committee will consider criteria as listed below:
Nomination and Recommendation
The nominator is part of the criteria for selection. This person’s opinion of and relationship to the candidate, personal observation of the candidate and length of time knowing the candidate are important factors.
Candidates must show present success or future potential for success in leadership positions. Nominators should consider the following leadership traits in evaluating candidates for nomination:
Accountable, Charismatic, Communicator, Confident, Consensus Builder, Courageous, Decision Maker, Delegator, Director, Disciplined, Fair, Honest, Inclusive, Industrious, Integrity, Intelligent, Listener, Motivator, Open Minded, Persistent, Personable, Poised, Presence, Problem Solver, Responsive, Transformer, Visionary.
Candidates must express interest in making the commitment to the responsibility and time obligations of leadership.
History of Community Involvement
Candidates will be evaluated on past volunteer activity.
Commitment During Class Year
Candidates must agree to attend all monthly sessions during their class year. They must agree to participate openly. They must also complete any class and homework assignments. The Leadership Macon Board of Directors may make exceptions under extraordinary conditions. Participants so excused may be required to make up work and/or class time.
Employer and Family Support
Candidates must have a signed statement of support for their participation in the class from their employer and from their spouse, parent or significant other, as appropriate. This signed statement confirms support of the candidate in the program and the supporter’s understanding of the commitments.
The candidate must pay tuition for the class. Tuition for the 2019 class year is $1650 for chamber members and $1900 for non members. Tuition will be billed and will be payable in January 2019 before the retreat. Payment arrangements and scholarship assistance are available under special circumstances. For more information, contact Lynn Farmer at (478) 621-2017.
How to nominate
Leadership Macon takes nominations for potential applicants from alumni or any other interested citizens. This process is handled using an online form that collects nominations. Nominations for 2019 will be accepted from July to October 10, 2018. The nomination site will not be active before July.