Generally, on these challenge days, participants board a bus and enjoy a “field trip” to various locations throughout the county. Area leaders and experts provide presentations, demonstrations, and a wide range of interactive opportunities for individual growth and development.
Participants repeatedly describe this program as both “tons of fun,” and “unbelievably enlightening.” Those who were “born and bred” in Dixie realize that before participating in Leadership Dixie, they knew a lot about the area, but were amazed at all they learned from the program!
July 18, 2019
Get to know other Leadership Dixie members and get introduced to the program.
August 22, 2019
The first field trip in the program! Prepare for a fun learning experience in the company of like-minded individuals.
September 12, 2019
Learn about the rich history of St. George and visit some historic landmarks!
October 10, 2019
Learn about the role of government in Dixie, from the city, to the county, to state & federal. Visit with our local mayors and city council about current issues. Learn how our government works from the bottom up, and how as leaders we can take informed and involved.
November 7, 2019
Learn what it takes to keep a community like ours growing without going out of control. Learn all about power, water, waste management, traffic, master plans for our area, and tour growing businesses and meet with local industry leaders.
December 12, 2019
Learn all about the rich & diverse cultures that make up St George. Usually this involves meeting with leaders of various groups within Dixie working together to draw on each other’s strengths and backgrounds for a brighter future for generations to come.
January 9, 2020
For this Challenge Day, Leadership Dixie participants get a front-row seat at the St George Area Economic Summit.
February 13, 2020
Learn about our local schools, from elementary all the way to post-secondary education. Learn how education impacts our community. Tour schools and learn how children, youth, and adults are all benefiting from the most recent policies and endeavors to make education a core part of Dixie.
March 12, 2020
Learn about healthcare and the impact it makes on our local community. This day involves visits, tours, guest speakers, and opportunities to learn a lot from many of the healthcare leaders in our community.
April 2, 2020
Learn about law and order from those that enforce it! Engage with local law enforcement and learn what it takes to keep the peace.
ARTS, PARKS & REC DAY
May 6, 2020
Learn about the amazing opportunities for arts and recreation that Dixie provides. Although all challenge days are excellent, this one in particular invites participants to let their hair down a little and enjoy playing in Southern Utah’s great outdoors with guided tours.
May 7, 2020
Graduation dinner & ceremony.