This Is the Last Week to Apply to the Leadership Development Program, ‘Lead Hudson County’

Posted: 9/29/2016
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

September 28, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Those future area leaders who wish to increase their knowledge and develop their skills have just one more week to apply for a slot at Lead Hudson County. The new, nine-month initiative for future leaders – “Lead Hudson County: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” – has been developed and is being presented by Hudson County Community College (HCCC) in partnership with the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and the Guarini Institute at Saint Peter’s University.

HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. said that from October 21, 2016 through June 2017, Lead Hudson County will conduct monthly, day-long sessions (on Fridays) that have been created to nurture the leadership skills of the men and women who will and can influence every aspect of life in Hudson County in the 21st century. Professionals and experts in their fields will guide Lead Hudson County participants in exploring topics essential to the advancement of the County, including economic and real estate development, education, health and human services, criminal justice and public safety, government and politics, cultural affairs, and media relations.

“This program will assist Hudson County’s future leaders in better understanding the many forces and challenges facing our community, and helping them develop the relationships and skills to better serve the people of Hudson County,” Dr. Gabert said, noting that there are just a few slots still available.

“Lead Hudson County: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” is open to a limited number of participants who should reflect the rich diversity of the people of Hudson County. The program is ideally open to individuals who are committed and motivated, live and/or work in Hudson County and are interested in volunteer, appointed or elected leadership roles. The cost for the program is $1,100.00.

Business and academic institutions as well as elected officials are encouraged to recommend – and perhaps sponsor – individuals who possess the leadership skills that will help ensure the continued growth of Hudson County.

The application, with criteria and instructions for submission, is available at www.hccc.edu/leadhc . Additional information may be obtained by phoning (201) 360-5327, emailing Leadhudsoncounty@hccc.edu or faxing (201) 360-4232.