The Huntington County Leadership will hold its 2013 academy beginning Jan. 15 at 8 a.m.
The first class session will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Horace Mann Educational Center.
Classes will meet bi-weekly until May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Horace Mann Educational Center.
A total of nine classes will be held with class facilitator Ed Vessels. Graduation ceremonies will be May 21.
The purpose of this class is to help the participants enhance their leadership skills and use those skills to maintain and improve the quality of life in Huntington County.
Students will learn about their personality styles and how their personalities differ from others after taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. They will also perform exercises and class discussions on team building, public speaking, "136 Effective Presentation Tips" and two books - "Good to Great and the Social Sector" and "Unwritten Laws of Business."
Students will also facilitate a panel discussion and organize and execute a public service project for the community.
There is a tuition fee per student.
Applications for the 2013 academy are available online at www.huntingtoncountyleadership.org  or by calling Chuck Werth at 356-6210.