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Leadership program preps for new class
Prospects can learn more at sessions
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Forsyth County News

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Leadership Forsyth Class of 2013 information sessions will be held:

• Noon Wednesday at Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s Bennett Education Center

• 5 p.m. March 15 at the Forsyth County Board of Education Office, Room 380

• 8 a.m. March 29 at the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce Event Facility

All sessions are free, but advanced notice is requested to attend.

Contact Tammi Bramblett at (678) 699-4699 or tammi@leadershipforsyth.org for more information or to R.S.V.P.

Future Forsyth County leaders are invited to learn more about a community program.

Organizers of Leadership Forsyth will hold three information sessions for anyone interested in joining the class of 2013.

Sessions will be held as follows: Noon Wednesday at Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s Bennett Education Center; 5 p.m. March 15 at the Forsyth Board of Education Office, Room 380; and 8 a.m. March 29 at the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.

Tammi Bramblett, executive director of Leadership Forsyth, said each session will last about one hour and will introduce attendees to the program.

The program provides leadership training through North Georgia College & State University, while also giving participants in-depth information about the Forsyth community.

"They can expect a full discussion about the organization, what our goals and values are, and hear from some of our alumni members, who will be there to answer any questions they might have about the program," Bramblett said.

Leadership Forsyth offers a one-year program that provides leadership training and monthly hands-on class days where participants experience Forsyth’s history, natural and cultural resources, and discuss current and future challenges.

Each year about 30 to 35 members are selected to take part in the program.

They also work together on a community service project, which is typically completed at the end of their class year.

Since its beginnings in the late 1980s, more than 500 people have graduated from Leadership Forsyth.

Bramblett said besides learning more about Forsyth County and providing community service, participants have the opportunity for ongoing classes through North Georgia College & State University.

"Our partnership with North Georgia is an incredible benefit," she said. "Continuing education units are offered for all those who complete our program, and these are master’s [degree] level training. That’s big for people whose companies expect them to continue professional development."

Anyone interested in learning more about the program is asked to contact Bramblett before the sessions.

"An R.S.V.P. is appreciated since we will have lunch or light refreshments at all the sessions, but isn’t required," she said.