NAPAC, ASU partner on leadership

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 20, 2009

Leadership, leadership, leadership this word has recently been uttered in many circles within our community, especially while the process and procedures of our most recent elections are being carried out.

But where do these community leaders come from? Is the title community leader bestowed upon some as a birthright, or do circumstances and situations thrust some individuals into these roles?

It was Abe Lincoln who is often quoted to have said that he would study hard to prepare, in order to be ready when his time came.

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Many within our community are familiar with the outstanding service which has been provided by the Leadership Natchez program of the Natchez-Adams Chamber of Commerce.

This group should be commended for their efforts in support if the recent recreation referendum, and the many other projects they have endorsed over the years. However, membership to this particular group has been limited.

To further address the leadership needs of our community the Natchez Museum of African-American History & Culture in conjunction with the Alcorn State University Extension Program are pleased to announce the formation of the Community Voices Leadership Development Program.

You will learn skills that will help you work on problems and needs in our community. These skills include group leadership, communications, decision making, problem solving and community involvement skills.

All of which could prove itself to be beneficial in the work environment, church, school, organizations and at home.

Join us for the project’s introduction session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Natchez Museum, 301 Main St.

This program is free, and open to all who have a desire to make a positive contribution to our community. For additional information call 601-445-0728.

Darrell White is the director of the Natchez Museum of African-American History & Culture.