Leadership Opportunities for Employees

Leadership Opportunities within in the Community for MGA Employees

In the strategic planning process this year you said that the University needed to invest in employees and improve the climate.  We have identified several opportunities for leadership development for faculty and staff in the region.

The University is interested in providing an opportunity for employees to get engaged with Community Based Leadership Development Programs, some of which are outlined below. With all of these programs there is an application process and there is no guarantee that you will be accepted. These are community based programs and many require that participants live in the county where the programs are offered.

  • Leadership Warner Robins, sponsored by the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce – Nominations and applications are accepted in early fall. Program begins in January with a retreat. Class meets monthly for the entire year. Program is designed for emerging leaders. Homework and class project are both required.
  • Perry Leadership Institute, sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce.- Nominations and applications accepted in early fall with program beginning in January with a two day retreat. Classes are a series of facilitated sessions and tours of with the following themes. State government, County government, education, health and human services, economic development, industry, Robins AFB and tourism.
  • Leadership Dodge County – sponsored by the Dodge County Chamber of Commerce. Designed for emerging leaders in Dodge County. Applications accepted in early fall.
  • Leadership Macon- sponsored by the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for application is October 10, 2016. During the course of one year, several speakers and facilitators discuss challenging changes, complex situations, and various viewpoints. The topics change from year to year depending on the pulse of the community. Past topics have included: economic development, education, health care, housing and race relations. The program start with a mandatory retreat in January and meets monthly from February through November with a graduation in December.
  • Leadership Dublin-Laurens-County – sponsored by a non-profit organization, this program emphasizes giving back to the Dublin-Laurens community. The Programs are usually sponsored September through May. There are six face-to-face learning sessions (one half day each), one full-day session and a two day weekend retreat. The leadership retreat is mandatory.

The University will sponsor one person for each program. If you are interested in having your name submitted for consideration for any of the programs mentioned in this correspondence, contact Vicky Smith, director of human resources at vicky.smith@mga.edu. The deadline for submitting your name for consideration is the close of business on Thursday, October 6, 2016. In contacting Vicky please identify the program that you are interested in and submit a one page summary of your background, interests, community involvement, etc.  In all instances you must have prior approval from your immediate supervisor for participation.