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LEADERSHIP

HARLINGEN


Overview


Monthly Program Sessions (September-March/April)
An orientation reception will be held at the end of August to serve as the kick-off for the program experience, followed by the Reality-Oriented Physical Experience Session (ROPES) course to be held on a Saturday. The first full-day session will be held in September, with each following session being held on the second Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All dates are subject to change and times as approximate. The exception will be an overnight trip to Austin for the state government session held in the Spring.

Class Project
The Leadership Harlingen class will organize a community service project in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of the RGV as their class project.

City Meeting and Non-Profit Meeting
During the nine-month course, participants will be required to attend one city meeting or non-profit organization board meeting. Participants are required to bring a copy of the dated agenda from the meeting they attend.

 


Benefits

For Businesses

  • Provides employees with increased organizational, leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Exposes employees to new insights into the community
  • Provides new access to networks of community leaders and different resources


For Individuals

  • Provides in-depth education about Harlingen’s history, government, economy, social issues, quality of life, education, needs and opportunities
  • Introduces and encourages dialogue with other emerging leaders in the program as well as current influential community leaders
  • Provides experience in the concepts of community trusteeship and servant leadership
  • Provides the guidance and support for active participation in activities which contribute to the growth and betterment of the community
  • Prepares candidates for high-level leadership roles, professional and personal growth

Program Sessions

  • Orientation Session | Mandatory attendance | Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • ROPES | Mandatory attendance | Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Education, Communications & Arts | Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Social Services | Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Law Enforcement | Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Harlingen Area Industries | Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Local City Government | Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Medical Services & Agriculture | Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • State Government & Graduation Banquet | Overnight trip to Austin | Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Sessions begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce (311 E. Tyler Ave.), unless otherwise specified.
 

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For more information, please contact Emily Gonzales, Business Development Coordinator:
egonzales@harlingen.com | 956-423-5440. 

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