Looking for a way to meet new people and improve the quality of life in your community? Apply today to participate in the University of Southern Indiana’s 2013 Connect with Southern Indiana program.
A regional leadership program offered through USI’s Historic Southern Indiana, Connect with Southern Indiana is an annual program open to Indiana residents living in Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties. Applicants should have an interest in improving the quality of life in their community and/or region, a desire to develop leadership skills, and to become actively involved in their area.
Participants will attend ten full-day sessions on January 11 and 25, February 15 and 28, March 1 and 15, April 12 and 26, May 17, and June 7. Members of the class will develop a collaborative project, which they will present at the end of the program.
This year's program topics will include community overviews, critical thinking, personality profiles, opportunity identification, project management, public skills, presentation planning, and government relations. USI faculty and staff and community leaders will facilitate all programs.
Up to twenty-four individuals will be selected for the program. One year's residency in the region prior to January 2013 is required to participate.
The University covers program expenses, including overnight accommodations, facilitation, meals, location rental fees, and materials. Participants will provide their own transportation to and from sessions and should have time in their schedule to attend sessions and work on projects. Since the program is free with limited openings, applicants must have the ability and willingness to participate in all sessions and out-of-class assignments.
Additional information and an application for the 2013 Connect with Southern Indiana class can be found online by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 22.
Questions about the program can be directed to Leslie Townsend, director of Historic Southern Indiana, at 812/465-1629.