Justin Turner, of Logan Regional Medical Center, is one of 56 leaders from across the state that has accepted invitations to participate in the 2014 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a list of nominations that was submitted in late 2013.
Leadership West Virginia is now in its 23rd year as the statewide education and leadership development program in West Virginia. The eight-month program identifies emerging leaders from a variety of employers throughout West Virginia and enhances their knowledge not only of the challenges facing the state, but also the state’s unique attributes and diversity. Recognizing that the cultivation of new leadership is of utmost importance to West Virginia’s future prosperity and progress, Leadership West Virginia works to develop and motivate a cross-section of leaders who will use their talents and abilities to inspire others and to foster a new spirit of energy, enthusiasm and vitality throughout the state. LWV is affiliated with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Throughout this year members of the class will travel to eight different communities in West Virginia to receive broad-based education on critical topics and, at the same time, have opportunities to hone their leadership skills. The locations and topics for the training program for the Class of 2014 include:
• March 27-28, Charleston -Welcome to Leadership
• April 24-25, Logan – Coal Session
• May 15 – 16, Elkins – Economic Development Session
• June 19 – 20, New River Gorge – Tourism Session
• July 11-12, Morgantown – Critical Issues/The Marcellus Shale Session
• September 18 – 19, Wheeling – The Justice System
• October 30-31, White Sulphur Springs – Health Care Session
• November 20-21, Charleston – Government & Commencement Session