Leaders aren’t always the people who are running companies or speaking in front of a large group of people. Leadership in our rural community shows up where you least expect it. From difficult conversations at a coffee shop to volunteering for the fire department, or getting involved in a civic role or committee. Each of us is capable of creating change and inspiring ourselves and others when we are equipped with the right tools and knowledge. What a person learns about leadership can be used in so many ways, regardless of their career, industry, age, or title. By bridging our talents and communities together, we can continue to make McLeod County the best it can be.
Leadership Development Opportunities in McLeod County
Leadership development opportunities are abundant in McLeod County. Besides the McLeod for Tomorrow Leadership Program, there are several other leadership development opportunities including Hutchinson Leadership Institute, PULSE Young Professionals, and Leadercast. These programs are a great compliment to each other! If you have experienced one of these programs, we encourage you to continue your leadership journey by trying another program or recommending it to a friend.
Hutchinson Leadership Institute
Hutchinson Leadership Institute is hosted by the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce. The program runs from September to May with leadership topics such as ethics, communication, project management, personal assessments, civic leadership, and leading in a diverse world. For graduates of the Hutchinson Leadership Institute, there is also a Leadership 2.0 to enhance skills and maximize impact. You can also see what they are up to on their Facebook page.
PULSE Young Professionals
PULSE Younge Professionals is a group of professionals under the age of 40. As part of the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce, the goal of PUlSE is to help young people in the Hutchinson area become better leaders, network, and continue to educate themselves on important life and business topics. To network and learn, they get together on the second Wednesday of the Month from 12-1 p.m. (currently via Zoom, but typically in person) on various leadership topics. Learn more on their Facebook page.
Leadercast is an annual one-day leadership event in Hutchinson. It’s full of inspiration, intentionality, and encouragement that hosts speakers from around the globe virtually. It’s back for its fourth year on April 30, 2021, but sold out quickly! Watch for future Leadercast events hosted in Hutchinson on their website or follow the Leadercast Hutchinson Facebook page.
McLeod for Tomorrow Leadership Program
McLeod for Tomorrow’s Leadership Program takes place in the communities of McLeod County over 9 months, covering a variety of topics. While all program participants either live or work in the county, they come from different backgrounds, industries and demographics. McLeod for Tomorrow is focused on bridging people and communities in McLeod County together to shape our county’s future and develop local leaders. Our schedule for 2021 will be available soon, but in the meantime, check out our Facebook page to see what we are up to.
Take the Next Step
We invite you to take the next step in your leadership journey! Learn more about any of the programs above, apply for our 2021-2022 Leadership Program, or share with a colleague! If you have questions or would like to learn about other opportunities, please contact us.