The Mission of 21st Century Leadership Dodge is to foster, renew and sustain vital and diverse leadership in the Dodge City and Ford County areas. The sessions will focus on issues facing our community and the development and enhancement of leadership skills needed to address those issues. This program aims to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to make shared decisions for the common good of the whole community.
What is Leadership Dodge?
In order for the Dodge City area to grow and prosper, we need leaders from all backgrounds and vocations, who will wrestle with the challenges facing our community. The 21st Century Leadership Dodge program brings together a broad cross section of both acknowledged and aspiring leaders from every corner of the community for an annual community leadership training course.
The goals are to challenge and motivate traditional and non-traditional leaders by teaching 21st century leadership capacities through information, dialogue, and hands-on experience so they are better prepared to strengthen and transform our community.
In place since 1987, the Chamber's Leadership program has over 300 alumni with many of them still living in the Dodge City area. 21st Century Leadership Dodge alumni are challenged to apply their talents throughout the community in volunteer, appointed, and elected positions.
The sessions cover key community concerns in the areas of quality of life, government, crime, business and economic development, community services, education and health care. Woven throughout the program are concepts of:
- 21st Century Leadership Skills: learning styles, change, collaboration, consensus, facilitation, visioning, and steps to a learning community.
- Community Trusteeship: working for the common good of the whole community.
- Servant Leadership: the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to people's highest priority needs are served.
For more information
about the Leadership Dodge program, please visit the Participation page or contact the Chamber office at 620.227.3119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.