Leadership Kentucky Class of 2022 visits Berea and Richmond

Posted on: July 7, 2022
Berea Session LKY 2022

By: Amanda Clark

Leadership Kentucky Class of 2022
External Affairs Manager, Kentucky Power

The 2022 Leadership Kentucky class began its journey with orientation at The Historic Boone Tavern in Berea June 22-24, 2022.

The program opened with a welcome from Regina Jackson, Leadership Kentucky Board Chair. The 2022 class was introduced to the LKY staff as well as their fellow classmates. After a tour of the Berea College campus, the class gathered for dinner. Kentucky Chautauqua, Kevin Hardesty performed “Daniel Boone-The First Kentuckian.”   His portrayal of Boone was both entertaining and informative.

Day Two got started with a presentation from Dr. Allison Davis, Executive Director, Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK). Dr. Davis led a discussion about the economic challenges facing Kentucky. Those challenges became all too apparent later in the day when LKY 2022 participated in SimSoc a simulated society game. They gained a first-hand understanding of the forces that determine success or failure in any group or society. Even though the first rule of SimSoc is, “don’t talk about SimSoc,” the class had a very engaging debrief session at its conclusion. The most important lessons learned centered around the significance of communication and the dangers of making assumptions. Day Two ended with dinner hosted at the University Club at Arlington, home of Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s golf teams. The “Mulebarn,” a renovated horse barn on the property used for events, was an ideal location for LKY 2022 to learn a little more about EKU from President, David McFaddin.

Duke Energy Vice President of Government Affairs and LKY Class of 2016 Lisa Murrell Award Winner, Chuck Session addressed the class to begin the final day of the session. Prior to the session, each of the participants completed a Predictive Index assessment. Jacob McCallister from The Oliver Group walked the class through their results and divided the class into working groups for the remaining sessions.

The next session meets in Pikeville, July 20-22, 2022.

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