About Leadership Johnson County

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About Leadership Johnson County

Leadership Johnson County is an adult community leadership training program at Franklin College. Over the past 23 years we have developed citizens’ leadership skills and community awareness through our Signature and Select Programs. This guide outlines many educational workshops and seminars that will help you and your organization thrive in a competitive business environment. Whether you are looking for the deep dive provided in the nine-month Signature Program, or ½ day to full-day workshops designed for better teams, communication or management training, LJC has a training for you! 


Our History

LJC History

The LJC program began 20 years ago when a group of community representatives saw a need to develop leaders who could nurture visions and build consensus for our county’s future. Johnson County, just south of Indianapolis, was then (and continues to be) one of Indiana’s fastest-growing and changing communities.

They asked: Who would lead and manage change, and how would they do it for the greater good?

Duke Energy, formerly Cinergy/PSI, agreed to gauge public opinion about the future of leadership in Johnson County. Those surveyed wondered who would fill future volunteer vacancies and board leadership positions – and if those leaders were qualified to lead and serve.

Duke Energy and Franklin College officials convened and agreed to create a community leadership program to bring together a cross-section of county residents, and in 1995 the LJC Program began with 23 participants.

Our Vision

Johnson County becomes a community of citizens who value diversity, create a vibrant democracy, have a passion for community involvement, have a strong sense of history, county identity, and regional influence and work to improve physical, social and cultural well-being of all county residents.

Our Mission

Leadership Johnson County will cultivate and develop informed and involved citizens working to make our community better.

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