Leadership Class

Good leadership is vital for both business and government. Leadership Amherst, an 5-month leadership development course, teaches emerging leaders the skills to become effective in their jobs and organization and provides participants with an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and issues facing our community. We want to challenge individuals to enhance their leadership abilities in order to influence, motivate and enable others to contribute toward their own effectiveness and the strength of the larger community.

Topics include crucial conversations, a roundtable discussion with local leaders, diversity challenges, economic development, workforce & education, etc.

Benefits of investing in leadership development training include increased skills, grounding participants in the community, and developing a strong network of other professionals. Developing good leaders who understand business and government just makes sense. It is our hope that graduates of Leadership Amherst will engage their knowledge by leading in business, non-profits, and/or government.

Class 2024 Calendar


Leadership Class Application

Download the 2004 Amherst Leadership Application PDF and either edit it electronically or print it.

You may either attach it here with your name and submit it or directly email it to lsaunders.aeda@gmail.com.

You may also attach references here or send via email.


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    Amherst County believes job creation and economic development are fundamental to the future prosperity of the County.

    The mission of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of Amherst County is to promote economic development policies and practices that help retain the county’s existing businesses and employment base; facilitate the growth of existing commercial and industrial enterprises; and attract new businesses and employment opportunities. Success in this mission will result in high-quality jobs and a stable and diverse tax base that increases the quality of life of Amherst County residents.