Leadership Osceola Application

The mission of Leadership Osceola County is to: Prepare, Inspire and Support Leadership for the Improved Future of Our Community.

Leadership Osceola County encourages application from individuals who have demonstrated a capacity to leadership in their chosen field, who have exhibited interest and commitment to the welfare of Osceola County, and who have potential for exercising substantial leadership in the future. Every effort will be made to ensure that appointments to Leadership Osceola County will reflect the diversity of the community. Appointments to Leadership Osceola County are limited. Not every nominee can be selected. Nominees not selected are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. Self-nominations and applications are appropriate. We encourage you to promote the Leadership Osceola Program among your friends and associates.

Please complete this application with care. Applicants will be asked to participate in an interview process.

PROCESS

  • Step 1: Nominated individual completes application
  • Step 2: Selection Committee Members interview Candidates
  • Step 3: Candidates are accepted into program and notified
  • Step 4: Program participation
  • Step 5: Graduation and Induction into community involvement

INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

  • All information on the form must be typed legibly, please.
  • There is no application fee.
  • Your tuition of $1500 is due upon notification of acceptance.
  • A limited number of 50% scholarships are available; if interested, please include a letter of request detailing need.
  • Selection for the class will be based upon the information contained in the completed application and an interview with the Selection Committee.
  • Representation will be sought from a cross-section of the community and will reflect the diversity of the community.
  • These leaders and potential leaders will be selected using the following criteria:
    • Potential for leadership;
    • Achievement of goals;
    • Willingness to contribute time and talent;
    • Commitment to Osceola County; and,
    • Contribution to overall diversity and strength of the class.
  • Photographs of a professional quality suitable for publication can be supplied or photos will be taken at orientation.
  • Applicants must have the full support of the organization or corporation they represent.

Program Time Commitment – Tentative Dates

  • Two-Day Retreat
  • Nine Program Days
  • Wrap-up
  • Graduation and Induction

 

 Date

Program
(topic subject to change)

Time

 February 6, 2019 Orientation & Kick-Off 5 pm – 8 pm 
 February 8 & 9, 2019 (Mandatory) Overnight Retreat – Florida FFA Leadership Training Center 8 am Friday3 pm Saturday
 February 13, 2019 Community Vision Day 8 am – 5 pm
 February 27, 2019 Environment Day 8 am – 5 pm
 March 13, 2019 Criminal Justice Day 8 am – 5 pm
 March 27, 2019 Government Day 8 am – 5 pm
 April 10, 2019 Economic Development 8 am – 5 pm
 April 24, 2019 Education Day 8 am – 5 pm
 May 8, 2019 Agribusiness Day 8 am – 5 pm
 May 22, 2019 Health & Wellness 8 am – 5 pm
 May 29, 2019 Arts 3 pm – 8 pm
 June 5, 2019 Social Services  Day 8 am – 5 pm
 June 2019 Graduation Ceremony TBD

BASIC INFORMATION

  • The answers to the following four demographic questions are OPTIONAL. We are interested in them because one of the goals of Leadership Osceola County is to have a class, which reflects the diversity of our community in many ways.
 

EDUCATION SECTION

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS SELF ASSESSMENT

  • Please consider your leadership abilities and rate yourself in the following categories:
 

COMMITMENT

 

PERSONAL COMMITMENT

  • I understand that Leadership Osceola County is a learning experience and requires attendance at all program sessions, the Retreat and the completion of all assignments. I understand that the investment in me is designed for the overall betterment of the community and therefore I pledge to use the knowledge gained toward that end. By signing this application, I agree to be bound by this commitment.
 

ORGANIZATION/EMPLOYER COMMITMENT

  • Participants in Leadership Osceola County must have the commitment of their employer. The signature below indicates that the employer is aware of the work-release time required and endorses the application.
 

Verification