With a goal of strengthening and building a stronger leadership base in Phillips County, the Crossroads Coalition announces the launch of a free leadership training program in Phillips County.

 

With a goal of strengthening and building a stronger leadership base in Phillips County, the Crossroads Coalition announces the launch of a free leadership training program in Phillips County.
With the mindset that economic development is everyone’s business, the Crossroads Coalition will provide a one-day leadership training opportunity from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas in Helena-West Helena. The Phillips County program is part of a nine-county launch of the Regional Leadership Training Program entitled, “Cultivating Economic & Community Development in Eastern Arkansas.”
Participants will gain an overview of the economic development process and information specific to their county that will empower them to support and strengthen the efforts of current city and county leaders. Each participant will receive a toolkit packed full of information, data, directories and other tools that will enable them to help strengthen local and regional economic development efforts and promote progress in Eastern Arkansas.
Developed in cooperation with the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the program is supported by a General Improvement Fund Economic Development Grant from the Arkansas Economic Development
Commission. Sponsors are working together to create a more unified, regional leadership base of elected officials, industry, civic, and community leaders, who can team up to provide a more solid, competitive economy for this region of the state.
Former State Rep. Leroy Dangeau, who serves as Chairman of the Crossroads Coalition Board of Directors, said, “The Regional Leadership Training Program represents AEDC’s investment in the future of eastern Arkansas and our leaders. The training, information, data and resources made available through this program are vital for our communities, counties and eastern Arkansas to be successful in the increasingly competitive global economy.”
The Crossroads Coalition is a regional partnership, which seeks to promote progress and success in Eastern Arkansas. In addition to Phillips County, the Crossroads region includes Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Poinsett, St. Francis and Woodruff counties. The coalition’s work primarily centers on economic development, education and workforce development, community development and leadership development.
Attendance is free; but space is limited. Those interested in participating in this leadership training opportunity at PCCUA must RSVP by Dec. 1 to Doug Friedlander at the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce at (870) 338-8327 or e-mail Friedlander at info@phillipscountychamber.org