Leadership Hastings, presented by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce, is a series of seminars, tours, and networking opportunities designed to enhance community awareness and develop emerging leaders in Hastings.
Leadership Hastings was started by a group of Hastings residents in 1987. During the last 25+ years, the program has seen over 500 graduates. It is governed and class sessions are coordinated by a 22 member advisory board.
Class sessions are designed to:
- Develop an increased awareness of community assets and challenges in the areas of agriculture, business, culture, education, government, health, human services, law, and recreation.
- Enhance leadership skills and qualities which lead to creative and insightful problem-solving.
- To encourage involvement and commitment to sharing knowledge and leadership skills in community, work, and family.
- Foster a diverse leadership base while at the same time creating an alumni network.