Leadership Ada was designed to ensure future civic leadership by developing the skills of emerging and potential leaders from all sectors of the community. Its purpose is to identify and motivate potential leaders; acquaint those leaders with community needs and opportunities for interaction with existing leadership on community issues, and build a greater understanding of the nature of community leadership. In the process, participants are challenged to greater community involvement, and communications are improved among present and future leaders representing a broad cross section of the community.
The objectives of Leadership Ada are accomplished through a series of educational sessions covering a broad spectrum of issues concerning the community. Program resources include civic leaders, government officials, educators, and experts from a variety of fields. Participants develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the community, while broadening their communication and problem-solving skills.