Now in its 11th year, the Leadership Northwest Missouri is accepting applications for the class of 2012. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with the Director of Small Business and Technology Development Center Steve Holt:

Steve Holt

Press Release from Leadership Northwest Missouri

Organizers of Leadership Northwest Missouri recently announced that applications are now being accepted for the Class of 2012. This unique program is designed for business leaders and community-minded individuals who want to make a positive impact on their region as well as improve their skills in the areas of leadership and interpersonal communication and partake in an excellent networking opportunity.

Alumni of this program number in the hundreds and remain active in their communities across Northwest Missouri.

The program will begin in January with an overnight retreat and continue to meet one day a month through June, meeting in a different Northwest Missouri town each month.

Sessions will cover a variety of topics that pertain to our region including health care, recreation, legislation, education and economic development. These sessions will be conducted by area experts in their field.

Part of each day will also include personal growth opportunities and leadership training. These are conducted by noted author, trainer and counselor Dr. Tim Crowley who holds a doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Stress Management and Peak Performance. Dr. Crowley has worked with Fortune 500 companies, has trained extensively at the world famous Menninger Clinic and has taught at the university level.

Leadership Northwest Missouri is a not-for-profit regional initiative developed and run by an alumni board of directors. Now in its 11th year, this group brings together emerging community leaders from nineteen counties in Northwest Missouri for training on a variety of issues regarding leadership, economic impact, legislative processes and infrastructure.

The deadline for early-bird registration for the Class of 2012 is December 15th. For more information on Leadership Northwest Missouri or for an application, visit the website at