GOLD brings together a diverse group of people from Southwest Missouri to explore the region, expand their network of contacts, and increase their knowledge about community building best practices.
GOLD meets once a month, for nine months, including a day visit to the Capitol in the spring. For dates, click here.
GOLD meets in a different regional community each session.
Program day topics include:
- Economic development.
- Funding resources.
- Workforce development.
- Working effectively with state agencies and lobbyists.
- Local governance.
- Ballot initiatives.
- Human resources.
- Working with the media.
- Crisis communication.
A selection committee will choose qualified individuals who represent a cross-section of interests and locations within the region.
Tuition for 2017 – 2018 is $795.