New program hoping to build and improve leadership skills
by Joe Baker
Jun 23, 2014 | 573 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES COUNTY – Karnes County residents will get a chance to expand their leadership abilities this fall when a new program called Leadership Karnes County begins.

Founder and Director Lavonne Murphy, MBA said she got the idea through attending a similar course and she knew right away that this was the kind of course that Karnes County really needs.

With all the challenges facing the community due to rapid changes associated with the development of oil and gas resources in the Eagle Ford Shale, there is no more important time to make sure community leaders have the best skill set for facing the leadership challenges happening today and will happen in the future.

A mandatory one-day team-building retreat will kick off the course for participants and the class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Friday of each month from September 2014 through May 2015.

Graduation for the course is planned for May of 2015.

“Leadership Karnes County will provide a continuing resource for new and established leaders by strengthening those qualities essential to all men and women who wish to serve effectively,” Murphy said. “In the course of the program, members will develop the skills neede to participate in the process that form the foundation of civic leadership, team building, significant dialog, creative problem solving and consensus building.”

Murphy said that in order to participate, applicants must reside, own, or be employed by a business in Karnes County before applying to the program.

For more information on the program, visit or contact Murphy at 210-906-4083 or email
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