The Board of Directors is excited to welcome the Class of 2017!

The 25th and largest class yet in the program

The first class is September 1st.

Foundations of Leadership day on September 1st starts off the program with the learning objectives:

Understand leadership in this time and context

Develop and understand leadership styles and differences

Establish a foundation for effective teamwork and group learning

Our guest speaker and facilitator for the first class, Foundations of Leadership is Linda Oubre.  Linda was appointed Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University in July 2012.   Her goals for the College include expanding connections with the business community, attracting more students and raising revenue. Previously, Linda served as Executive Director of Corporate Relations and Business Development for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.  She was also the School’s first Chief Diversity Officer.  She was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to grow the school’s visibility and financial resources in the Bay Area. Additionally, Linda has more than two decades of corporate development and operating experience. Prior to UC Davis, Linda served as President and CEO of LSO Ventures, a new venture investment and consulting firm.  Oubre was Co-founder, Director, and President-COO of BriteSmile, Inc., responsible for the launch and on-going management of the world’s first “one-hour teeth whitening spas.” Before the founding of BriteSmile, she served as President of Tri Com Ventures where she specialized in new venture planning and start-ups. Linda was General Manager of new Business Development for the Los Angeles Times, Director of Operations for Walt Disney Publishing, and Manager of Planning for both the Times Mirror Company and Walt Disney’s Consumer Products and Retail Division. Linda has extensive teaching experience having served as the Executive-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at UC Davis GSM, where she taught an MBA course titled “Leadership in New Ventures.” She has been a visiting instructor in the entrepreneurship program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a guest instructor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and an instructor in Leadership and Corporate Strategy at San Diego State University’s College of Business.  Linda also served in a post-graduate appointment as Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at the Harvard Business School. A native of Los Angeles, and a first-generation college graduate, Linda earned her BA, cum laude, in Economics from UCLA in 1980, and her MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1984.   She and her husband Nate currently reside in Oakland, where Nate is an executive for Kaiser.  They have two adult sons, Nathaniel, a graduate of Loyola Marymount and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Alexander, a recent transfer from Loyola Marymount to San Francisco State’s Music Business certificate program.
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Foundations of Leadership

The Foundations of Leadership Day on September 1st starts off the program with the learning objectives to Understand leadership in this time and context Develop and understand leadership styles and differences Establish a foundation for effective teamwork and group learning Our guest speaker and fac ...

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Government Day

This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Students receive firsthand experience in civic leadership by campaigning and running for public office in a mock election. Opportunities are provided throughout the day to interact with current a ...

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Communications Day

Those who deliver clear, concise and relevant messages become leaders. This class is designed to understand the principles of communication in today’s environment. Sending the right message is not a luxury — it is a necessity because smart communication increases trust, credibility and leadership op ...

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Linda Oubre

Our guest speaker and facilitator for the first class, Foundations of Leadership is Linda Oubre.  Li ...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
1
Thu
8:00 am Foundations of Leadership Day @ Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley
Foundations of Leadership Day @ Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foundations of Leadership Day @ Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley | Danville | California | United States
Successful communities require the stewardship of broad-minded, well-educated, forward-thinking individuals acting in unity to promote the cumulative interests of a greater goal. Because leadership starts at the individual level, the “Foundations of Leadership” day kicks off the program with an assessment of each participant’s leadership style and how to leverage this understanding into the ability to lead at a broader community level. The day also includes an historical perspective of the San Ramon Valley and a review of the unified vision that was created by previous community leaders. Intermixed throughout the day are opportunities for developing relationships with other program participants and building the foundations for a strong sense of team and group identity. Day Chairs:  Kathy Chiverton (Lead), Shelley Despotakis, Mitchell Hopson, Henry Perezalonso.
Sep
8
Thu
8:30 am LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
 
Oct
6
Thu
8:00 am Leadership Retreat @ Amador Rancho Community Center/ Rancho San Ramon Park
Leadership Retreat @ Amador Rancho Community Center/ Rancho San Ramon Park
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The retreat is an opportunity for class members to get to know one another on a more personal level and beyond the traditional boundaries of communication. Team building exercises focus on fundamental team development skills, empowerment, and the creation of synergy and trust among the class participants. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Day Chairs:  Henry Perezalonzo (lead), Kathy Chiverton, Vicki Harris, Paige Meyer    
Oct
13
Thu
8:30 am LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
LSRV Board Meeting @ ENGEO Large Conference Room
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
 

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Community Speakers

At each class, engaging speakers, panelists, and involved community members or officials, share thei ...

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