Leadership Oconee County begins with a full day retreat focusing on team building and problem solving. Full-day monthly sessions follow August through May to explore issues and topics important to Oconee County. Sessions include speakers, panel and group discussions, tours and a class project. Leadership involves outstanding individuals each year who are representative of various segments of the county at large. Previous and potential community service and involvement are considered in the selection process.

Tuition for the ten month Leadership Oconee County program is $500 per person, which covers costs for the retreat, meetings, materials, speakers and meals. Employers usually pay participants’ tuition, although many individuals pay their own tuition. Some scholarships are available, based on need.

Program Topics for
2014-2015 Class

  • Aug. Orientation
  • Sep. Community Involvement
  • Oct. Fine arts, Culture, History, and Heritage
  • Nov. Justice System & Local Government
  • Dec. Education
  • Jan. Media
  • Feb. Health and Human Services
  • Mar. State Goverment Systems (Tuesday)
  • Apr. Economic Development; Tourism and Recreation; Wildlife, Forestry, Environment
  • May. Class Project Presentation and Graduation