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.
Leadership Arkansas Class VIII Schedule
Leadership Arkansas Class VIII will hold the following sessions during the remainder of this year and in 2014:
Session II – Arkansas State Chamber/AIA Annual Meeting/Mock Legislative Session, November 14-15, Little Rock; Sponsors – Pulaski Technical College and Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.
Session III – Economic Development/Manufacturing, December 12-13, Fort Smith; Sponsors – CenterPoint Energy, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp., City of Fort Smith, First National Bank of Fort Smith and Stephens Production Company
Session IV – South Arkansas/Golden Triangle Economy, January 16-17, 2014, El Dorado; Sponsors – Clean Harbors, Deltic Timber Corp., El Dorado Chemical Co., Great Lakes Solutions / A Chemtura Company and Murphy USA.
Session V – Northwest Arkansas Economy, March 20-21, 2014, Bentonville; Sponsors – AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company and Signature Bank of Arkansas
Session VI –Northeast AR Economy, May 14-16, 2014, West Memphis/Jonesboro
Session VII – Military/Central Arkansas Economy/Leadership Arkansas Class VIII Graduation June 19-20, 2014, North Little Rock/Jacksonville
Leadership Arkansas Class VIII is presented by ARcare. Class VIII is sponsored by Southland Park Gaming and Racing and Walmart Stores Inc.
If your company or organization is interested in helping sponsor one of the remaining Class VIII sessions, contact Bill Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-802-1740.
For more information on Leadership Arkansas, contact Susie Marks at email@example.com or 501-210-4206.