The Dubois County Leadership Academy’s steering committee has issued its call for applicants for its third annual class.

In its third year, the Leadership Academy is, again, seeking emerging leaders in Dubois County businesses, corporations, local governments, and schools.  There are no age requirements.

The Dubois County Leadership Academy will meet at a minimum of six four-hour sessions at various locations across the County from late March to early August.

Past class topics have included leadership essentials, problem solving, government and public service, communications, and religious and civic leadership.  In 2013, the Steering Committee will add entrepreneurship to that list in the form of a seventh class or by adjusting one of the other sessions.

Each academy culminates with a graduation ceremony and the presentation of capstone projects.

Now participation in the Dubois County Leadership Academy requires a “buy in” from the participant’s place of employment, as meeting times, typically, will be either in the morning or afternoon during normal business hours of operation.

If chosen as a 2013 Leadership Academy participant, a $100 fee will be due at the first meeting  with checks made payable to the Town of Ferdinand.

Applications may be submitted to Marc Steczyk at or postal mailed to the Town of Ferdinand, Attention:  Marc Steczyk, 2065 Main Street, P.O. Box 7, Ferdinand, Indiana 47532.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 8, and can be found online at

The Dubois County Leadership Academy is a county-wide initiative sponsored by the Leadership Pillars of the Ferdinand and Jasper HomeTown Competitiveness initiatives, the City of Jasper, the City of Huntingburg, the Dubois County Community Foundation, and Vincennes University Jasper Campus.