March 17 Will Kick Off Second Phase of Cedar County Leadership Program - Still time to register

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Stephanie Fritz,, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1021
LYONS, NE - The second phase of the Learning to Lead in Cedar County Program will begin Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. with "Connecting Generations & Leading Effective Meetings" presented by Phyllis Schoenholz, Extension Educator, ThayerCounty and Leslie Crandall, Extension Educator, Phelps-GosperCounties. "This program will help participants understand what determines the generational differences and how those differences affect the work place and community volunteering," commented Schoenholz. "Participants will learn how to tap into generational talents and learn to motivate themselves according to their needs."
The second session of phase II will be "Collaboration & Networking" presented by Dennis Kahl, UNL Extension Educator. "This session will help participants learn how to participate in a society where young people have grown up with technology and take it for granted. Leaders of communities today must quickly learn to adapt to new ways of conducting business in order to attract young families to their area," commented Kahl. "In the class participants will be exposed to technology tools that can bring tremendous resources and communication to a community, identify key leaders who can form an effective partnership, and explore the phases of a community action process."

Future sessions in Phase II include: "Conflict Resolution" on April 14, and "Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking" on April 28.

The deadline to register for Phase II is March 13. Registrations can be dropped off or mailed to the City of Hartington, Economic Development, 107 West State Street, PO Box 427, Hartington NE 68739.  The registration fee of $15 covers meals and material costs. (Registrants are asked to make checks payable to Hartington Economic Development.)

March classes will be held at the Hartington Country Club and April and May classes are booked at the Hartington Public Library.

For more information, contact Carla Becker at or call 402-254-6357 or Elaine Arens at or call 402-254-6505 or 402-254-3507.

This project is funded in part by grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and USDA Rural Development administered by the City of Hartington Economic Development, Village of Fordyce and the Center for Rural Affairs.

The Center for Rural Affairs is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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