Leadership Arkansas is a program designed to take a statewide view of the economic and political challenges that face our great state. Leadership Arkansas offers leadership opportunities that expand the impact of community leaders across the state. Created by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas, Inc., Leadership Arkansas builds a sense of statewide community by identifying and training individuals with the passion and commitment to become personally engaged in issues, programs and activities aimed at building a better Arkansas.
The individual contribution of Arkansas leaders is multiplied by their collective strength and enhanced by the distinct and diverse nature of the regions of Arkansas in which they reside. The members of Leadership Arkansas are dedicated not only to their local communities, but to their statewide community. Leadership Arkansas is a unique program designed to promote statewide leadership.
Leadership Arkansas is based on the belief that individuals can expand their leadership capacities to make a difference in the state of Arkansas. Leadership Arkansas alumni and class members learn, grow and change as they go through the nine-month program, which allows them to see firsthand the challenges and accomplishments of our local communities.
The success of Leadership Arkansas to date has led to alumni members deciding to change the landscape of our state and their local communities by becoming state legislators, city councilmen, planning commissioners, etc.
Leadership Arkansas has been fortunate to have the support of the Arkansas General Assembly with the former Speaker of the House serving as class chairman and members of the General Assembly participating in the class.
Leadership Arkansas sessions include:
Leadership Arkansas now has more than 300 alumni with a program goal of one participant from each of the 75 counties within five years.
2012 Leadership Arkansas Class VI/Arkansas State Chamber Mid-Year Supplement
The State Chamber/AIA has published a 2012 Leadership Arkansas Class VI/Arkansas State Chamber Mid-Year Report, which is included as a supplement in the July 23 – 29 issue of Arkansas Business. To access the supplement, click here.
Leadership Arkansas Class VII Selects 41 from throughout State
Forty-one individuals from all four corners of the state representing various professional backgrounds were recently selected for Leadership Arkansas Class VII. Leadership Arkansas Class VII will officially be introduced at their upcoming retreat September 23-25 at Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs. To see the roster of class members, click here.
Leadership Arkansas is presented by ARcare.
Special thanks to Class VII sponsors Nabholz Construction Corporation and Southland Park Gaming & Racing.
For additional information on Leadership Arkansas, contact Susie Marks at 501-210-4206 or email@example.com.