Leadership Tyler accepting applications for class 24

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by Rebecca Berkley:

TYLER, TX - On-line registration for class 24 of Leadership Tyler is now open for individuals wanting to improve their professional skills, learn about Tyler's needs and serve as community leaders. "Since 1986, the Leadership Tyler Core Program has graduated over 700 emerging and established leaders," said Cindy Klein, Leadership Tyler executive director.

"Thirty-five participants are selected each year representing the public, private and non-profit sectors of business and government for a nine-month leadership development program. The program offers focuses on personal and public leadership skills, while also focusing on significant challenges facing the Tyler and Smith County area. Issues addressed include diversity, business and economy, local government, community services, communication, healthcare, local culture and education," commented Klein.

Leadership Tyler is a networking opportunity unlike any other. Participants will forge lasting relationships with people from many of Tyler's most prominent organizations. "The mission of LT is to equip leaders to enrich our community," added Klein.

The application is on-line at www.leadershiptyler.org. Candidates are also interviewed by a selection committee and the new class will be revealed by the end of summer. Applications are due by June 1, 2010.

An orientation session along with free lunch will be offered on May 4 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Tyler Chamber of Commerce. This will give prospective applicants a chance to see the curriculum and ask any questions. Please RSVP online at www.leadershiptyler.org/events or email any questions to cklein@tylertexas.com.