A Brief History
The process to create Leadership McKean began in fall 2004 when a few community leaders with diverse perspectives and roles met to discuss the growing gap of emerging leaders.
At the initial meeting, they unanimously agreed that the circumstances were not only an issue in Bradford but a common concern throughout the county, region, and state in general. This was substantiated by the number of leadership programs in place and the variety of examples throughout.
Following that meeting and for the next two meetings, the group conducted inquiries and pulled together best practices of other Leadership programs.
The initial steering committee had representatives from all corners of the county.
About Leadership McKean
The program is designed to:
Participants will need to live and/or work in McKean County and the selection committee will ensure that each class represents the diverse geographic areas, ages, professions, abilities, income levels, and ethnic groups within McKean County.
Through a guided comprehensive leadership program participants will:
The program locations are varied and sessions will include hands-on activities, tours, panel discussions, and presentations by those with relevant expertise.
Picture 1: 2013 Graduating Class
Picture 2: Keynote speaker Greg Booth congratulates graduate Kelly Compton.
Picture 3: 2013 Leadership McKean graduate receives her graduation plaque.