Leadership Kemper County

Leadership Kemper provides the opportunity for a diverse group to learn about themselves and their community; to be introduced to leadership skills and learn how to use these skills to benefit themselves, their company, and their community. Participants also discover how they can build teams to impact their community.

Leadership Kemper will help enlarge the base of leaders in Kemper County – leaders who understand themselves and their community, and share a desire to produce positive change that benefits both themselves and their community.

2017 Leadership Kemper Application

Application deadline:

Kemper County Economic Development Authority
(Business Incubator)
14062 Hwy 16 W
DeKalb, MS 39328

Time Commitment

Leadership Kemper is a nine-month program that begins with a brief kick-off meeting and a one-day retreat, followed by six half-day sessions held once a month from 8:30 – 12:30 (lunch provided).

Attendance at the retreat is mandatory.

Participants are expected to attend ALL sessions. Participants with more than one absence will not be eligible for graduation but can make up the missed session(s) the following year to receive their certificate.


  • September 27:  Kick-off Meeting (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
  • October 25:  Retreat (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • November 8
  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13 – Graduation Ceremony