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Leadership Knox County


Applications are now available for the 2024-2025 Leadership Knox County Class! All applications must be submitted by August 6, 2024.


Leadership Knox County consists of monthly sessions held from September through May.

You'll learn through:

  • personal experiences and self-assessments
  • small group activities and discussions
  • panels and networking opportunities with local and regional business, nonprofit, education, and government leaders.

Graduates of the program will receive a certificate and will become part of a growing network of Leadership Knox County alumni working to improve life in their communities.



If you're interested in enhancing your knowledge about your community and are willing to get involved, this program is for YOU!

Confident, skilled and knowledgeable leaders are needed to guide organizations and communities through the challenges they face in today's changing environment. More leaders are needed to step up to the plate to get involved and create a more productive Knox County.

This leadership development training program is tailored to those interested in community volunteerism and those who want to make a difference in their community.


  • Getting to Know My County
  • Identifying My Leadership Style
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Managing Conflict
  • Navigating Difference
  • Getting Involved in My County
  • Serving on Nonprofit Boards
  • Exploring Economic Development
  • Exploring Education in Knox Co.
  • Learning Local Government
  • Building a Healthy Community
  • Indiana Statehouse Visit



Contact Jamie Neal at or (812) 882-6440 for more information.

The program fee is $500. 

"Leadership Knox County was an amazing experience for me! Through this program, I learned so much about myself and the community I grew up in. Leadership Knox County reminded me of why I do what I do."

As someone who isn’t originally from Knox County, I was eager to find way to connect with my peers and make a meaningful impact. Enrolling in Leadership Knox County was one of the best decisions I made. This program provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the local landscape, introduced me to key community leaders, and equipped me with the tools and knowledge needed to contribute effectively. 10/10 recommend for anyone wanting to make a lasting difference in Knox County.

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Youth Leadership Knox County

The Youth Leadership Knox County program is designed to identify, nurture and promote future leaders in Knox County. The program will develop educated and inspired youth leaders by providing opportunities to learn team building, community service, and event planning. YLKC is a 9 month program consisting of event planning sessions, a group project, and two leadership conferences.


Our goal with the YLKC program is to teach the students to respect themselves, elders, our community and property. Our students will learn to make commitments, give without expecting anything in return, learn the value of teamwork, and increase their knowledge and understanding of the value of our community and surrounding areas.


Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrate an interest to serve Knox County
  • Be available to commit the time necessary to complete the program
  • Be a high school junior
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Provide own transportation
  • Complete the Youth Leadership Knox County application
  • Provide two letters of reference and/or character


If you'd like more information on the Youth Leadership Knox County program, please contact one of our class facilitators.

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