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Leadership Overton Returns In 2024 To Grow Future Leaders

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Leadership Overton Returns In 2024 To Grow Future Leaders

Leadership Overton will return for the first time since 2017, a program designed to identify and cultivate the next generation of leaders.

Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Cantrell said the program will teach them about the challenges communities face and how leaders help their communities navigate through those issues.

“The program was basically designed to motivate people to develop and enhance the quality of their leadership and just to figure out where the community needs are and what they can do to help with these specific needs,” Cantrell said.

Experienced leaders will teach monthly classes on different topics like agriculture, economics, and government. 15 people will be invited to participate with applications due December 1. Cantrell said the group is about exchanging ideas with participants that can drive progress in the community.

“I feel like there is a lot of young people out there who can benefit from this program,” Cantrell said. “I think just getting new ideas from this upcoming generation that will be taking in these leadership positions in the future, now’s the time for them.”

This project will offer participants the chance to experience some of the projects that their Overton County leaders deal with every day. Cantrell said that that experience will empower people to assume voluntary leadership positions in their community and enable them to make strategic, informed decisions in those roles.

“I feel like there’s a disconnect sometimes in what actually happens in leadership positions and what people think happens,” Cantrell said. “This program helps people actually understand what happens a the chamber, and what we do here, and what happens at the city and the county level.”

The participants will be tasked with a project as the final step of the program.

Registration forms are available by calling the Chamber Office or stopping by.


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