benefit by developing new relationships while gaining knowledge of the community and leadership skills that will enhance their personal effectiveness in the community and work place
benefit from the employee's increased knowledge, improved leadership and communication skills, stronger problem-solvling abilities, and access to decision-makers and community resources.
benefit by gaining access to trained, effective leaders with an understanding of the importance of volunteerism.
benefits through the development of a large pool of knowledgeable potential leaders, who are motivated and equipped to serve the community of Albany.
"A strong community
requires talented leaders that are invested in and knowledgeable of the issues
facing the community they wish to serve. Leadership Albany masterfully balances
leadership development and community awareness. It is important to not only
develop practical business skills, but we must also anchor those skills to this
locality. Leadership Albany's program encourages a sense of connection and
commitment to the Albany area. As I reflect back on my Leadership Albany class
year, while I appreciated the knowledge earned and the relationships developed,
the greatest asset so far has been to my sense of community awareness and
~Victoria S. Darrisaw - Judge, Dougherty County State Court and LA '09
"Whether you are new to
Albany or have been here a while, Leadership Albany will give you a new
perspective on the community. The process will provide you with avenues to be
more involved and to be a better leader. It is up to you to be aware of what is
important and take action accordingly. A very worthwhile adventure! "
~Wayne Yesbick - CPA, Draffin and Tucker and LA '01