The founders of Leadership Bartow shared at least two things in common. First, they understood that the future of Bartow was closely tied to the commitment and expertise of its next generation of leaders. Second, they wanted to ensure that the quality of responses made by future leaders to a wide array of complex social and economic issues in the greater Bartow area would be vigorous, well-informed and responsible. Those who have followed them share their commitment and look forward to guiding Leadership Bartow’s strategic direction.
Leadership XIV Graduation, June 5, 2012 at Bartow Municipal Airport
Leadership Bartow targets individuals:
In addition to gaining an awareness and understanding of the issues and challenges facing the region, participants in Leadership Bartow can:
To graduate from Leadership Bartow, class members are expected to attend all of the sessions. Class members must have a minimum of sixteen (16) credits at the end of the two-year curriculum in order to graduate from their class and includes at least eight credits in Year One and at least eight credits in Year Two. A credit is earned by attending the full day program. Sessions normally run from about 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Class Members: Are expected to travel with the group, not in their own vehicles. Socials and volunteer opportunities count as a one-half (1/2) credit and may be used toward graduation requirements. Class members not earning enough credits to graduate may utilize the make-up policy and may remain in the class, although not graduate from the class in the Spring of the second year. If a class member begins the program and does not finish or graduate, no refund of tuition is granted.
If a class member does not earn enough credits within the two-year curriculum to graduate with their class, they will be given the option of making up the same classes (or similar classes if the topics have changed) with the next group. When enough credits are earned to total the sixteen (16) needed for graduation, the class member will earn their alumni status. Participants not earning sixteen (16) credits will not be eligible to take part in any of the scheduled graduation exercises. Only when enough missed classes are made up for the class member to meet the required credits will the participant be considered a “graduate” of their original class.
Tuition and Application for Next Leadership Class
The tuition for Leadership Bartow is $1,950.00. The tuition may be paid in two installments of $975.00 due August 15 prior to the start of year one and year two. Tuition for Leadership Bartow covers the majority of costs relating to the progam.
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