Leadership Iowa Falls Experience (LIFE)
Individuals working or living in the Iowa Falls area are encouraged to participate in Leadership Iowa Falls Experience (LIFE). LIFE targets individuals who are in positions of leadership in their organizations or who have “stepped up to the plate” in community roles.
Through this dynamic 8-month learning experience, team members gain:
- greater appreciation of issues facing today's leaders
- applied understanding of one's leadership strengths
- increased confidence for seeking and leading change
- valuable links to people in diverse leadership roles
- interpersonal growth & hands-on practice using leadership skills
- commitment to action for community well-being
The 2014-2015 LIFE participants are selected on the basis of their application, their commitment, and their potential for leadership.
Without the support of the local business community, LIFE would not be successful. The following businesses have sponsored employees to be members of LIFE classes since the charter class of 2001:
|Ellsworth Municipal Hospital||Ackley State Bank|
|Iowa Falls State Bank||Liberty Bank|
|Green Belt Bank & Trust||Iowa Falls Clinic|
|Ellsworth Family Medicine||Wood Vision Clinic|
|CMC Joist||Ellsworth Community College|
|Iowa Falls-Alden Community Schools||Charter Agricultural Marketing Company|
|Dr. David Gimer Dentistry||Cam Spray & Campbell Supply Company|
|High, Bowden & Stockdale Law Firm||Iowa Select|
|Heritage Care Center||Iowa Falls Economic Development|
|City of Iowa Falls - Barlow Memorial Library||Times Citizen Communications|
|Jones Appliance & TV||Lisa Wiese, self-sponsored|
|Elaine Bahr, self-sponsored||Cargill|
|Plastics Recycling||Scenic Living Communities|
|Consolidated Services||Rivers Edge Church|
|Buena Vista University||First United Methodist Church|
Iowa Valley Continuing Education LIFE 2014-15 Class
Pictured from left to right are IVCE LIFE 2014-15 class members and their sponsoring organizations: Thomas Hill, Cargill; Jeremy Nelson, Iowa Falls Evangelical Free Church; Carrie Goodknight, Times Citizen Communications; Nicki Smith, Iowa Falls Schools; Brooke Lauritson, Iowa Falls State Bank; Sheila Long, Alden Elementary School; Stacey Anderson, Scenic Living Communities; Kyle Fett, Iowa Falls Schools; Lisa Hunt, Hansen Family Hospital; Kelly Knott, Hansen Family Hospital and Jessica Lara, Hardin County Auditor-Sponsored by Iowa Falls State Bank.
“LIFE gives you an all-access tour of the community and first-hand insight into its unique history. I enjoyed visiting and learning about many of the area’s businesses and organizations. The class is a great way to meet new people and experience what Iowa Falls has to offer. “
Prentice Lofstedt, Green Belt Bank & Trust, LIFE 2010-2011 Graduate
The LIFE program is co-sponsored by Iowa Valley Continuing Education and Iowa Falls Chamber/Main Street Inc. For more information, contact Deb Sabin at 641-648-8621.