Project CENTRL, Center for Rural Leadership
Letter from the CENTRL Director
“Project CENTRL is off and running with another fine group of rural leaders in Arizona! Our first seminar was held this past week with 30 excited participants who have started their two-year leadership journey.
We also celebrated last Friday the successful completion of our leadership program with a Graduation Banquet for 27 members of Class XV. You would be very proud of the speaking performance and accomplishments of this class. Your early guidance has clearly provided much growth in their speaking abilities. One member of our current class was elected as County Sheriff in a highly competitive campaign. He proudly announced that it was Project CENTRL and his new skills of exceptional speaking that played a key role in his success. A similar note was also shared by (another participant) after he was elected to a tribal leadership position on the San Carlos/Ft. Apache Indian Reservation.
Your outstanding “Secrets” course has reached a total of 55 rural leaders from Arizona and will include another 30 next month. Written evaluations along with the speaking performance from this diverse group clearly show a high value placed on your training. I’m excited to add the “Polishing Skills” Course to the two-year curriculum for the current class and will discuss possible dates to schedule while you are in Arizona.
Looking forward to building on the past success and having you work with a new CENTRL class next month. See you soon!”
Everett Roads, CENTRL Director
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