Explore leadership styles.

Create your leadership philosophy.

Discuss emerging community topics.

Leadership Bartholomew County class sessions for 2018-2019 will begin in September 2018! 

The 2018-2019 class sessions will include exploration of leadership styles and the creation of an individual leadership philosophy as well as in-depth discussion of emerging community topics such as civic leadership, public-private partnerships, and economic development. Class participants will also take part in a community plunge day providing the opportunity to visit non-profit agencies and meet with agency clients.

Amber Fischvogt will facilitate the class. Amber will use her education in business management and leadership to provide insight into various leadership topics and act as a catalyst for discussion and understanding of community topics presented during each session.

2018-2019 Program Dates and Topics:

Class 1 – Organizational & Collective Leadership
Tuesday, September 11th
8:00am – 3:00pm
Columbus Learning Center, Summerville Room
Optional Tour: Columbus Learning Center & Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Class 2 – Design Leadership in our Community
Tuesday, October 16th
8:00am – 12:00pm
Indiana University – J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, The Republic Building

Class 3 – Civic Leadership
Tuesday, November 13th
8:00am – 12:00pm
City Hall
Optional Tour: Bartholomew County Jail

Class 4 – Taking the Community Plunge*
Tuesday, December 11th
8:00am – 12:00pm
Location at local non-profit organizations

Class 5  – Discovering Your Personal Leadership Style*
Tuesday,  January 8th
10:00am – 6:00pm
North Christian Church

Class 6 – Social Responsibility Leadership*
Tuesday, February 12th
8:00am – 12:00pm
Columbus Municipal Airport
Optional Tour: Columbus Airport

Class 7 – Emerging Issues in Education and Workforce
Tuesday, March 12th
8:00am – 12:00pm
C4 Cafe – Columbus North High School

Class 8 – Leadership in the Community and Your Personal Impact – Graduation
Tuesday, April 9th
11:00am – 6:00pm
Simmons Winery

*Class sessions will be held unless BCSC is cancelled prior to 6:30 a.m. Snow days are 7 calendar days following the regularly scheduled class. Please mark both dates on your calendars for Dec., Jan., and Feb.

Graduation Policy

Leadership Bartholomew County’s policy is that class members who miss two or more sessions will not be able to graduate that same year.  LBC has selected the focus of each session in an attempt to cover the most prominent issues in the community.  Because class members learn about those issues by participating in discussions with each other at the sessions, frequent absences damage the quality of the program and cannot be accepted.  A class member who misses two or more sessions will be allowed to graduate the following year by attending those sessions that most closely correspond to the sessions they missed.