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Leadership Institute set to begin

By Staff
From Staff,
Press Reports
As we look into this century, leaders will be those who empower others. In June of last year a new tradition was born.
The local Area Agency On Aging began the Leadership Institute for Older Adults, one of seven of its kind in the nation. The generation that has preserved our freedom and marched for labor reform and civil rights still has much to teach us. The go-getters of the "Greatest Generation" are now instructing us to be go-givers.
The Leadership Institute for Older Adults' primary purpose and goal is to build a community of leaders. Your local Area Agency on Aging is looking for a few good men and women who have what it takes to be leaders. The University of South Alabama will provide free instruction for 25 volunteers who have been recruited by the Area Agency On Aging to participate in a program of advocacy for older adults.
The Leadership Institute will meet on Tuesday and Thursday each week from May 20 through June 12 in the University Center. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. Transportation is not included. Meals and snacks are available in the University Center for purchase by participants.
Certificates of Completion will be presented to participants who attend and complete assignments with at least 80% of the sessions. No academic credit will be given for course work related to the Leadership Institute. There will also be a brief internship for participants through the Area Agency On Aging and commitment to serve as an Aging Advocate for a year after graduation.
Nominations for the Leadership Institute for Older Adults are now being accepted. If you are interested in nominating someone or in applying yourself, please call the Area Agency On Aging at (251)433-6541 for an application and to set up an interview time.
The deadline for submitting an application is March 31.