LPC is designed to train local leaders within the county’s magisterial districts. It may serve as a feeder to regional and statewide institutes through referrals of graduates and limited scholarship programs. The program is based on a set of core beliefs pertaining to the creation of leaders in rural communities:
- Collaborative leadership is the path to a brighter future.
- Successful change and innovation depends on the ability of leaders to think strategically about issues and options.
- Teams of committed people who are unified across traditional boundaries can come together as informed catalysts to encourage specific development.
- Real change occurs when leaders act from their head and heart.