Leadership opening

The Rossland Rotary Club is currently accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

The call is out for budding young adult leaders.

The Rossland Rotary Club is currently accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award held at Selkirk College Castlegar Campus from June 29 to July 6.

The week brings young people together from across the province, Idaho, Washington state and other countries for leadership training.

“It gets like minded people together and brings out their leadership potential,” said Kristine Duckworth, who is helping facilitate registration of the program for the Rossland club.

“Even if people haven’t found themselves in a leadership position it will draw that part of them out.”

The week changes lives and it can change the focus of the one person the Rossland club elects to send. Only one successful applicant from Rossland will be sponsored.

The weekend features a number of presenters, challenging small and large group work and interaction with approximately 50 other young adults.

RYLA is an intensive, one-week leadership training program for current and potential youth leaders, providing opportunities to discover and strengthen leadership skills in an encouraging environment.

Using a small-group format with presentations and lots of opportunity for group discussion, people will explore keys to understanding ourselves and others, the importance of communication in effective leadership, the elements of community and global leadership and goal-setting.

As well, people will delve into motivation, styles of leadership, what makes an effective leader, group dynamics, ethics and critical thinking.

Presentations will feature a variety of speakers from a variety of leadership roles.

Young adults, aged 18-25, are eligible to apply but must have graduated from Grade 12 and should hold a position of leadership or have displayed leadership potential.

To apply, please call Kristine Duckworth at 250-362-0099. The Rotary district 5080 website has further information at www.clubrunner.ca/dprg/dxprogramhome/_programhome.aspx?did=5080&pageid=38705.

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