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HCL seeking 2013 academy participants

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012

The Huntington County Leadership Academy will hold a new session of classes beginning Tuesday, January 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The classes will continue every other Tuesday and will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ed Vessels will be the facilitator for the 2013 session which will conclude on May 21 with graduation ceremonies. All classes will be held at the Horace Mann Education Center, 2485 Waterworks Road.

Huntington County Leadership was founded to develop informed, motivated citizens who will help the county meet tomorrow’s challenges. The mission is to discover and develop a diverse group of citizens dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life in Huntington County. As many as 30 participants will be selected for the 2013 academy of HCL. Individuals may apply for consideration or businesses may sponsor a candidate.

The goal of the academy is to identify potential community members and help them enhance their leadership skills. Participants will become aware of the county’s potential and its problems, and focus on problem-solving using local resources. Community leaders will be a part of selected sessions, providing valuable background and informed perspectives on issues facing Huntington County. The academy will also enable participants to create a network of peer, mentor and business relationships, and stimulate a life-long commitment to community service.

Vessels, founder of HiValu LLC Leadership, will use his leadership skills to develop future leaders as facilitator of the academy. Vessels was an Operational Executive and General Manager for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC prior to his retirement. He holds an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University. He also teaches leadership courses at the university level.

For more information or an application, visit www.huntingtoncountyleadership.org. Applications should be received by Monday, December 31, 2012. A minimum number of 13 students need to be registered by this date or the 2013 academy will be cancelled. The price for the academy is $425.