About Leadership Pulaski County

Become a Community Leader!

Leadership Pulaski County is a community based leadership program designed to identify, educate, and develop leaders. The goal of Leadership Pulaski County is to identify community leaders, expand the leadership potential of participants by increasing their knowledge of Pulaski County, as well as connect current and potential leaders by improving communication. Sessions will introduce participants to the different aspects of leadership within Pulaski County as well as develop an awareness of the importance of leadership to the community's growth and development. Participants will be provided the opportunity to network with individuals that represent many different aspects of the community including business, government, military, and volunteer organizations. Leadership Pulaski County is designed to develop, inspire, and motivate the leaders of Pulaski County.

The 2017-2018 Leadership Pulaski County Class will meet once per month from August 2017 to February 2018. Each session is a full day. Each session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end times will vary based on the session.

Attendance is expected at all sessions. Participants may only accrue one absence and still remain eligible for graduation. If two or more sessions are missed the participants will have the opportunity to make up the absence during the next class year to graduate. Leadership Pulaski County is a two year commitment. The first year participants will participate in the Leadership Pulaski County program and upon graduation, will be expected to assist in the planning and implementations of the next class year.

Tuition for each participant of Leadership Pulaski County is $339 which will cover all materials, meals, class shirt, one year membership in the LPC Alumni Association and other expenses. Upon notification of being accepted into the Leadership Pulaski Program the participant's sponsoring organization or business will be invoiced for the tuition. Tuition must be paid in full by August 1, 2017.

Eligibility & Selection Process

Leadership Pulaski County program participants are selected from applications submitted to the selection committee based on merits through a highly competitive admissions process. Participants are expected to have established careers, demonstrate talent and leadership qualities, and participate in community activities. All participants must also demonstrate a personal commitment to serving the community, show potential for a significant role in the community in the future, and a willingness to commit the time and energy necessary to complete the program. The sponsoring organization or business must also fully support participation in Leadership Pulaski County.

Individuals from all aspects of the Pulaski County community are eligible to apply. The number of participants in each Leadership Pulaski County class is limited. Applications not selected for the current program are strongly encouraged to reapply.

All applications must be postmarked by May 5, 2017 to be considered for the 2017-2018 class. Click here for applicaiton information.

2017 - 2018 Schedule
August 3, 2017: Networking Social, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
August 10, 2017: Leadership Basic with True Colors, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 14, 2017: Tour of Fort Leonard Wood, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 12, 2017: History of Pulaski County & Tourism, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 9, 2017: Education, Technology, and Media, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 14, 2017: Volunteerism and Community Service, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 11, 2018: City, County, State, & Federal Government, and Economic & Workforce Development, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 22, 2018: Healthcare, Social Services, Environment, and Public Safety, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 22, 2018: Graduation Dinner, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.