Leadership Durant

Leadership Durant, under the umbrella of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, is for professionals who desire to learn more about their community and develop or further enhance their leadership skills. Individuals exit the class having identified and molded their specific leadership qualities.

The Leadership Durant class begins in August with Orientation at which point each student will receive their Leadership Durant portfolio and the class agenda for each month. An evening reception is held following Orientation day. The class meets for one day each month with the exception of December and is complete in June with Graduation. The class will participate in activities ranging from team building exercises to visiting and meeting area media, city, council and state officials. They also tour area schools, hospitals, major employers and other areas of interest such as museums and the Oklahoma City State Capitol. Additional activities and events are scheduled throughout the year to help raise money to donate to a deserving non-profit organization of that class’ choice. Leadership Durant also volunteers for various events and organizations throughout the year.

Participants and their employers must commit to this program for it to be effective for each student. Former class members include vice presidents of banks, business owners, teachers, managers, professors, attorneys, administrative personnel and more.

The application process for 2020-2021 is now closed.

For more information on Leadership Durant, contact the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848.