• Perry Leadership Institute

    The Perry Leadership Institute (PLI) benefits the Perry area business community by fostering: 

    · An understanding of how everyone can be involved in building community success.

    · Individuals who are prepared to fulfill community leadership roles.

    · A unique and meaningful experience for the individual participant.

    PLI seeks to identify and engage diverse and emerging leaders in the Perry area, with an emphasis on building the leadership base of Perry and Houston County.  Developed with support from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia, PLI imparts an intentional and meaningful leadership experience, while offering participants the opportunity to transform our community through leadership engagement.  PLI is designed to deliver adaptive learning techniques, linking leadership skills to real challenges in the Perry area specific to future growth and economic development. 

    Applicants – PLI accepts new applicants each fall for the upcoming calendar year. 

    Class Sessions – Perry Leadership Institute is a series of facilitated sessions and tours.  These sessions include the following themes: State Government, County Government, City Government, Education, Health & Human Services, Economic Development, Industry, Robins Air Force Base, and Tourism and Cultural.

    Class Retreat - The class participates in a two-day retreat with team building and leadership skills sessions. Attending the class retreat is mandatory.

    Class HomeworkEach participant is required to interview a current educator to learn more about the issues and challenges faced with the educational system.  Participants are also required to attend one of the following:

    1)Perry City Council Meeting

    2)Board of Education Meeting

    3)Houston County Development Authority Meeting

    4)Houston County Board of Commissioners Meeting

    Class Graduation - Our PLI graduation includes dinner and an awards banquet with a speaker.

    Co-Chairs: Joe Brownlee-Georgia Power & Darlene McLendon-President/CEO

    Board Liaison: Joe Brownlee-Georgia Power

    Staff Liaison:  Darlene McLendon-President/CEO

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