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2020-2021 Leadership Sulphur Springs

The Hopkins County Adult Leadership is happy to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2020-21 class. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce.  The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine-month session, with meetings held once a month. For more information and to get an application, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515 or download the application and reference forms here.

 

Application Instructions
The Leadership Sulphur Springs class will be composed of 20-25 participants.  To assist the Selection Committee in giving you fair consideration, please complete this application as accurately and thoroughly as possible.

The Selection Committee is looking for applicants who:

  • Have lived or worked in Hopkins County for at least one year.
  • Have demonstrated a concern for the community.
  • Possess high standards of personal quality and integrity.
  • Willing to commit the time required for the program.
  • Have the endorsement of their employer or some indication the employer would not object from taking time away from work.

The make-up of the Leadership Sulphur Springs class is carefully considered to ensure that it is broad based, representing a variety of professional, economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds.  This means that many highly qualified applicants may not be placed the first year.  We encourage you to re-apply should you not be accepted this year.  The Selection Committee considers sustained interest in making its recommendations.

Suggestions:

  • Have your application neat and complete.
  • Don’t be modest – list all activities, offices, etc.
  • Exactly two recommendations are required.
  • If you have any questions, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.

Forward one of the two recommendation forms to each of your endorsees.  Have them mail the completed form to Leadership Sulphur Springs, 110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Your application and recommendation forms must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. August 1st.
There will be no exceptions.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Cost per participant is $500.  The fee is payable by the selected participants no later than August 1st.
The fee will not be refunded if you are unable to complete the class for any reason.

Purpose
Leadership Sulphur Springs is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.  The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders.

Objectives
The objective of Leadership Sulphur Springs is to:

  • Provide a unique educational experience for participants.
  • Challenge participants in developing leadership skills.
  • Motivate emerging community leaders.
  • Provide extensive community exposure.
  • Inform participants of opportunities for leadership in the community.

Program
Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine month session, with meetings held once per month.  One of the sessions is a two-day leadership retreat that includes an outdoor “ropes course” exercise.  The retreat session is a required session.

Participants
Anyone who has lived or worked within Hopkins County for one year can apply.  Twenty to twenty-five participants will be selected for each class.

Attendance Requirements
An applicant to Leadership Sulphur Springs should seriously consider the time commitment involved!  It is expected that all participants shall attend every meeting in its entirety.  In recognition of the fact that conflicts do arise, participants are allowed to miss a maximum of two meetings and remain in the program.  Exceptions on an individual basis will be considered by the selection committee.  No one will be allowed to miss the retreat meeting and continue in the Leadership Sulphur Springs program.

Tuition
The tuition for each participant is $500, which covers the cost of meals, speakers, lodging for retreats, educational material, mailings, and other program costs.