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Leadership McDuffie provides a forum for participants to learn about challenges and opportunities in Thomson and McDuffie County. Leadership McDuffie serves to identify, recognize and develop leaders in the Thomson-McDuffie area and to maintain a continuing broad base of active, informed and effective leaders for our community.
The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce sponsors Leadership McDuffie and takes an active role to help the program.
Leadership McDuffie is a six-month program that focuses on leadership development in McDuffie County. Created in 1989 by the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce, the program affords the opportunity to build leaders in the community and increase citizen involvement. Leadership McDuffie participants increase their awareness, involvement and understanding in a variety of areas, including governmental organizations, rural and urban development, education and business.
This year's class is facilitated by the JW Fanning Institute from the University of Georgia. They traveled to Athens, Georgia for a two-day retreat in developing leadership knowledge and team bonding. They were able to work with the horses at the UGA Equine Center as part of their exercise in understanding leadership techniques.
Classes begin at 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
September 1st - Community Image / Location: UGA Archway Partnership Office
October 6th - Workforce Development / Location: Augusta Technical College (Thomson Campus)
November 10th - Health & Wellness / Location: Thomson Family YMCA
January 19th - Leadership Opportunities / Location: Thomson Depot
February 23rd - McDuffie County Day with Chamber / Georgia State Capitol
(Bonus Session) March TBD - Meet with Local, State and Federal Leaders / Thomson Depot
Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center Brick Campaign
For $50, you can engrave a brick to celebrate your family’s memories or milestones or honor an important person in your life. In addition to being a unique gift idea, each brick will incorporate your personal message, important dates, events or names of family members. Businesses and organizations are also encouraged to participate. All bricks will be engraved and placed in a highly visible area at the Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center. Order form