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Applications for LHC Class of 2023 available October 1 – December 1.

Contact Dani Smith for more information.

Our Adult Class

Leadership Hendricks County, Inc. is a year-long seminar program designed to identify, educate, motivate, and develop a select group of area citizens for positions of community leadership. Participants are selected based on ability, leadership potential, and demonstrated interest in the community.

The overarching goals of the adult program of LHC are that participants:

  1. Increase awareness of Hendricks County.
  2. Develop as leaders through understanding of self, others and community.
  3. Engage within the community and the LHC organization.

Tuition includes 12 program days and over 25 hours of leadership development training. The Leadership Hendricks County Adult Program is comprised of the following elements:

  • Opening Retreat in January
  • Monthly Program Days in February through October
  • Closing Retreat in November
  • Team Capstone Project (details below)

Leadership Topics Covered

Real Colors Temperament Assessment, effective communication, visioning and project assessment, team trust in building strong teams, leadership and self-development, advocacy and accountability, conflict management, customer service, active listening, effective community conversations, implicit bias, community involvement and philanthropy, volunteer and board responsibilities, wellness, and StrengthsFinder.

2023 Program Dates

January 6-7 (Opening Retreat)

February 1

March 1

April 5

May 3

June 7

July 12

August 2

September 6

October 4

November 3 (closing retreat – extended day until ~10 PM)

For more information regarding the Adult Program, please view our operating policies by clicking below.

Team Capstone Project

In addition to monthly program days and leadership development modules, Leadership Hendricks County includes a Team Capstone Project as a graduation requirement. The Team Capstone Project is designed to give participants a hands-on community engagement experience, deepen their knowledge of Hendricks County, and enhance their skills as leaders and team members. It includes a work product and presentation.

Applying for LHC Adult Class

Participation in each LHC class is limited, and we have learned that our classes are most successful when they represent a balanced geographic and demographic cross-section of Hendricks County. Participants must live or work in Hendricks County. Applications are carefully reviewed by a committee using a point system, without considering identity or employer of individual applicants. The selection committee uses this application as its sole source of information about you, so it is in your best interest to answer questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. The two primary reasons applicants are not selected are the quality of the application and the desire to have a cross-section of the county and occupations. We encourage applicants who are not chosen to apply again for future classes. Tuition for Leadership Hendricks County Class of 2023 is $1,300.  Financial assistance is available with preference given to nonprofits, government agencies and small business owners.  Any requests for financial assistance will be kept confidential.

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