Leadership Kentucky 2019 in Berea

Posted on: June 26, 2019
Tags: Session Review, Leadership Kentucky

By: Jordan Parker
Client Relationship Officer
Assistant Vice President
Traditional Bank


The 2019 class of Leadership Kentucky met for the first time in June at the Historic Boone Tavern Hotel to get to know each other as well as hear from a variety of impressive speakers.

After getting a program overview from Janice Way and Helen Carroll of Leadership Kentucky about what to expect in the next seven months we paired off to learn more about our fellow classmates and then share what we learned about our partner with the entire class. We were then treated to a tour of Berea College by one of the college’s student tour guides. Dinner included a spirited performance by Kevin Hardesty who reenacted a series of events from the life of Daniel Boone.

Day two started with a presentation from Dr. Alison Davis and Dr. Jenny Minier about the state of the economy in Kentucky. The presentation highlighted the nine regions of the state and how they compared and contrasted with each other. We were then on to participate in Simulated Society which quickly brought out the personalities of the class members. Day two ended with an excellent dinner at the EKU Center for the Arts. Dr. Michael Benson, President of Eastern Kentucky University, gave a memorable speech on the importance of education in our society.

The final day of our first meeting began with an address from Chuck Session, Leadership Kentucky class of 2016. Mr. Session expressed the importance of personal relationships and challenged the class to make an effort to connect with everyone in the class throughout the duration of Leadership Kentucky. Finally, Stephen Hopkins of The Oliver Group made sense of our Predictive Index questionnaire. “The presentation was fascinating, Mr. Hopkins had a way to use the data to tell a story about each of us that will really stick with me,” remarked class member JP Davis.

It was a busy and informative few days in Berea for the Leadership Kentucky class of 2019, we are all looking forward to meeting again in Louisville in July.

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