NWC News Desk

Park County Leadership Institute applications due July 31

Posted July 19, 2018
By NWC News Desk

Sponsored by Northwest College, the upcoming Park County Leadership Institute (PCLI) class deadline for applications is right around the corner Tuesday, July 31.

Established in 1996, the organization aims to encourage emerging and established leaders alike to build relationships within their business and community, balance personal and professional growth, develop leadership skills through education and inspire participants to take on leadership roles through interactive learning experiences.

Each biannual class is developed and carried out by local steering committee members, consisting of PCLI alumni.

This year, the committee selected Amber Simon-Power of Power Business Strategies to facilitate the upcoming class.

The class meets each month, rotating between Cody, Powell and Meeteetse venues. PCLI sponsors support the cost of venue, food and/or class materials. This year’s sponsors include the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Engineering Associates, GDA Engineers, Northwest College, NWC Intercultural Programs, Pinnacle Bank, Powell Valley Health Care, State Farm – Jen Talich, High Country Mercantile, SBW & Associates and the Powell Makerspace.

The class begins in September and runs through May 2019 with monthly classes that include the following tentative leadership topics and speakers.

  • Personality Inventory – Rachel Vardiman, True Colors Consultant, Agent, Real Living Eagle Real Estate
  • Leadership – Amber Simon-Power, Power Business Strategies
  • Managing Conflict – Stefani Hicswa, President of Northwest College
  • Problem Solving in Conflict – Brad Bonner, Yellowstone Mediation
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback – Tara Kuipers, Tara Kuipers Consulting, LLC
  • Board Best Practices –Tara Kuipers, Tara Kuipers Consulting, LLC
  • Building Consensus – Jake Fulkerson, Park County Commissioner
  • Teamwork – Faith Jones, Director of Care Coordination & Lean Consulting
  • Leading Different Generations – Wes Allen, Sunlight Sports
  • Diversity – Amanda Enriquez, NWC Intercultural Program Manager
  • Transparency – Jay Curtis, Park County School District #1 Superintendent
  • Public Speaking – Christine Bekes, Powell Economic Partnership and Jeannie Hunt, Assistant Professor of Speech Communications at Northwest College
  • Special guest discussions with Jesse Renfors of Cody Coffee and Terry Odem, Powell Valley Health Care CEO

Those who are interested in taking the class must fill out an application, which is currently available on PCLI’s website at https://www.wyomingpcli.org.

Attendance is required for the first session and is expected at all monthly sessions. Participants must attend six of eight sessions, a minimum of six Community Based Experiences and three board meetings during the course to graduate.

To learn more about the class, contact Simon-Power at 307-250-7216, or visit PCLI on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ParkCountyLeadershipInstitute/.