Vision Tranyslvania

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Click to download VISION Application 2017-2018

Click to download Vision 2017- 2018 Program Day Schedule

General Information

Before you submit your completed application for the VISION Transylvania Leadership Development Program, please read the following to help you better understand our program.

VISION Transylvania is a eleven-month course designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of Transylvania County – it’s history, it’s present, and it’s future – through two retreats, an orientation, and ten intensive days covering the following topics: History/Cultural Diversity, Government, Environment and Natural Resources, Business/Industry & Economic Development, Law Enforcement & Emergency Services, Education, Arts, Heath Care & Human Services, Outdoor Recreation, and Media/Marketing & Branding. Attendance is very important to fulfill the program objectives and is mandatory for the opening 1 1/2 day retreat and the orientation.

​Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the dress code?

Since you are representing VISION and meeting senior leaders in the community, the dress code is “business casual.” 

2. What supplies do I need to bring?

You will be provided with a VISION folio to keep notes, handouts, etc.

3. Is lunch provided?

We provide lunch on program days. Many lunches are donated and selection may be limited. If you have special dietary needs we will work hard to meet those needs; if we can’t, we will make every attempt to notify you in advance of the program day.

4. Why is attendance mandatory for the orientation and August retreat?

The Orientation and August Retreat serve to establish a foundation for the entire year, thus making full participation of these days extremely important for the overall success of the program. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

5. Why is full attendance emphasized?

If you miss an entire day, you have missed eight hours of information, or almost 10% of the program. The class is a continuing education class of Blue Ridge Community College, and college policy stipulates that missing more than two classes disqualifies you from graduating. If you cannot attend an entire day, please come for at least part of the day.

6. If I have limited mobility, can I still participate in the program?

YES!  If you have limited mobility or other health problems, please contact the instructor to discuss whether or not you might have a problem during program days. If you are interested in learning more about the county and where you might be able to make a contribution, we want you in the program!

If you have questions, concerns, problems, or need additional information please contact Cecile Duval, Continuing Education Coordinator, Transylvania County Campus at or call (828) 883-2520