Twenty-four women and men made up the 2020 class of Leadership Northwest Missouri, an annual series of sessions that bring together existing and emerging leaders from throughout the 19-county region to discover and sharpen their leadership skills, explore regional issues and build a network of contacts throughout Northwest Missouri.
A news release says the 2020 class began a two-day retreat at Conception Abbey on January 29 and 30.
Included in the class is Anna Barlow, of Carroll County.
The Leadership Northwest Missouri serves as the catalyst for identifying, training and connecting the leaders of the region and is a pathway for effective leadership for generations to come.
Sessions incorporate a blend of classroom presentations and experiential exercises; in-depth examinations of such regional issues as education, youth development, healthcare, quality of life, entrepreneurship, agriculture, economic development, workforce development and team empowerment.
The participants will gather monthly for daylong sessions in varied locations throughout the region. The series concludes with a graduation celebration on July 16 in Trenton.