By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Leadership Gwinnett announces new community program
Glance Gwinnett is fast paced, fun and full of facts

Established in 1985, Leadership Gwinnett has been the premier resource for developing community leaders in Gwinnett and the surrounding region. Nearly 1,000 influential leaders have graduated over the past 30 years and they are found in every corner of Gwinnett volunteering their time, talent and treasure to local causes. 

The flagship Leadership Gwinnett program is a nine-month commitment that trains 40 leaders each year.   Not everyone can commit to that time or resource requirement. For that reason, a newly created short program titled Glance Gwinnett is launching this fall.   Glance, an acronym for Gwinnett Leaders Acknowledging the Need for Community Engagement, will provide a glimpse into the Leadership Gwinnett program, the greater Gwinnett community and will offer a better sense of how to put leadership into action.

Glance Gwinnett is fast paced, fun and full of facts. It’s like a big field trip! Participants look behind the scenes in Gwinnett and will explore various aspects of the history, culture, business and economy, arts, government, educational system and social services. All designed to create leaders that ultimately create a legacy of success by applying their talents to drive positive change for the community.

Who should apply? Anyone with enthusiasm to learn more about Gwinnett and take a more active role as a citizen. Participants range from newcomers to long-time residents. Classes are typically comprised of a diverse group of leaders including young professionals, managers, business owners, nonprofit directors, senior business executives and retirees.

The inaugural class of Glance Gwinnett is forming now for November 13-15, 2014. Additional sessions are planned for February 19-21 and March 26-28, 2015. The registration fee is $600 which includes transportation, meals and program materials. Class times are 8:00 am-5:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, 8:00 am-Noon on Saturday.  View additional details and register online at www.leadershipgwinnett.com. For more information contact Brooke Waters, Glance Gwinnett Program Coordinator, 678-957-4944 or bwaters@leadershipgwinnett.com 


About Leadership Gwinnett
Created in 1985, Leadership Gwinnett is the region’s leading leadership development and civic engagement organization. The organization strives to cross economic and social boundaries to inspire individuals to serve as catalysts for a stronger community. The flagship nine month program has educated and equipped 998 graduates who are challenged to apply their talents by joining professional associations, civic clubs, public boards and commissions or serve the community in an elected office.