• Leadership Carbondale

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    Led by the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Carbondale is a program formed to build strong leaders and prepare them for leadership roles in the community. Participants will gather valuable knowledge and resources through a training curriculum designed to teach how to be better leaders, network with other leaders and professionals, and learn more about the community of Carbondale.



    • To create alignment with the purpose of evoking positive actions from others and encourage the ongoing development of your capacities
    • To provide a deeper understanding of the Carbondale Community, and to learn from Leadership Carbondale Alumni
    • To thoroughly understand the seven capacities of Positive Leadership:
    1. Authenticity
    2. Purpose
    3. Advocacy
    4. Resilience
    5. Community Building
    6. Reason
    7. Gratitude


    This class meets one full day per month, typically the last Friday of the month for an eight month period beginning in April.

    The cost of the class is $500, some scholarships may be available. Material fees may still apply for scholarship recipients.


    Congratulations to the Class of 2019:

    Trey Anderson, Director of Operations, IESO, LLC

    Khara Burke, Coordinator of Member Services, SIUC Rec Center

    Matthew Dunning, Lieutenant, City of Carbondale Police

    Monique House, Finance Director, Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale

    Kristin Pankey, Physician Recruiter, Southern Illinois Healthcare

    Kyle Scerena, Public Health Environmentalist, Jackson County Health Department

    Catherine Shaw, Regional Director, Southern Illinois Healthcare

    Lindsay Tolcou, Provider Network Supervisor, Centene

    Sarah VanVooren, Assistant Director of Conference % Scheduling Services, Southern Illinois University Student Center

    Curtis Vaughn, Branch Manager, First Mid Bank & Trust

    The Class of 2018 Class Project: Dawg Parade