City of Benton Harbor to Host 2023 Leadership Training with Great Lakes Community Action Partnership
Benton Harbor, MI - The City of Benton Harbor, Michigan, in partnership with Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), RCAP and Benton Harbor Team Solutions, are hosting the 2023 Leadership Training Workshop. The leadership training event will be a four-part series. Session one is Wednesday, September 13; session two is Wednesday, September 27; session three is Tuesday, October 10; and session four is Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at the Michigan Works! Service Center, 499 W. Main St., Benton Harbor, MI. All sessions are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants who attend all four sessions will qualify for a drawing of a new laptop computer.
Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad is confident the sessions will offer a comprehensive, one-stop-shop, that will give community leaders, city staff, and residents all the know-how they need to improve their management skills and find better ways of serving their communities.
The sessions will cover a variety of leadership-related topics, from leadership styles to community involvement.
The four-day leadership training will consist of water challenges, as well as the understanding of what leadership is; management and community development; diversity, equity and inclusion; effective communication; and board development and planning. These are only a few of the topics to be discussed during this event.
“The biggest part is the continuing education component – where we have to maintain momentum, to take the battle to eradicate lead in the City of Benton Harbor, and promote awareness, and exposure and ongoing education. That's what I hope residents and all participants will walk away with, from this water summit,” Muhammad said.
As Muhammad noted, Benton Harbor is being touted as a national model for the speed and success of its historic water project, in which it replaced 99% of its leaded water service lines within a year and under budget.
Preregistration is encouraged by Thursday, September 7. Enrollees are encouraged to attend all four classes and lunch is provided. This is a free event, and open to the public. For more information, or to register, visit: https://forms.gle/