Leadership Sulphur Springs

Leadership Sulphur Springs

The Leadership Sulphur Springs 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.

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Please mail or drop off completed applications at the Chamber of Commerce office, 110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. 

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 in 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.

The 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 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.

Objectives
The objective of Leadership Sulphur Springs Class 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 Class 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
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.