Class of 2015 is off to a great start at the Westminster Retreat

The Class of 2015 enjoyed the last-ever class at the Westminster Retreat on October 2nd in Alamo.  An ideal setting for Leadership San Ramon Valley, Westminster Retreat has provided a peaceful, quiet place for our Retreat Day meetings.   Westminster is surrounded by informal gardens and 100 year-old oak trees. To the east, enjoy a spectacular view of Mt. Diablo and to the west, the golden hills of Las Trampas Regional Park.
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Class of 2014 Graduates on June 5th

Twenty two (22) graduates from the Leadership San Ramon Valley Class of 2014 are ready to maximize their potential in the community. We congratulate our newest group of alumnis! Watch their emotional video of a great year together.  Read more about the group, watch their class photos here
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Leadership Retreat

Learning Objectives: Get to know all the members of the class on a more personal level Create a strong cohesive team that works well together to solve problems. This year’s retreat takes place at the Amador Rancho Community Center located at the City of San Ramon’s new park, Rancho San Ramon Community Park.  It is an opportunity for class members to get to know one another on a more personal level, 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. Be prepared for a fun day.  Dress very casually… jeans, sweat pants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sneakers…will be appropriate. Much of the day will be spent outdoors, so plan accordingly.
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Community Speakers

At each class, engaging speakers, panelists, and involved community members or officials, share their unique experiences and expertise. Class members interact with the facilitators through fieldwork assignments and projects. In the past several years, a number of community leaders have been among the speakers and presenters at LSRV class sessions. Community leaders, like some listed below, volunteer their time towards our program, and come share their unique experiences and expertise:
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Next Event 10/3

The homework assignment is to bring an “artifact” of your life – something that represents you, symbolizes your life, and/or is very important to you. This should be a small item and not a photograph. Please bring it to the class in a bag so that others in the do not see what you brought. There will be an artifact table please place your item there when you arrive. Please do not discuss the artifact with anyone in the class, as you will have time later in the day to talk about your artifact. Examples of kinds of artifacts that people have brought in the past: Rock Pocket watch Medal Souvenir or trinket that memorializes a significant event Article of clothing Each person’s artifact and story will be different and unique. Take some time to choose an artifact that really means something to you. Come prepared to share with the class why you chose your specific item and the relevance it has to your life.
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A Healthy Community

Healthy Community Day provides an opportunity for leadership participants to discover the array of services that characterize a balanced, “healthy” community. Through fieldwork and class discussions critical issues facing families, children and elderly in our community are identified and addressed. Class participants will meet with key community leaders who are experts in education, public safety, recreation and seniors as part of their fieldwork. This class focuses on the essential elements of personal and community health. Several opportunities are available to explore specific community challenges and gain access to community experts making a difference in our community. Goal The goal of this session is to explore some of the serious domestic issues facing families, children and the elderly in the San Ramon Valley. In particular, the class seeks to achieve the following: To discover the elements of a “healthy community” Identify community challenges and ways to address those issues To find what resources are available for those ‘at risk’ To discover volunteer opportunities with non-profit human services providers
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Featured Alumni

Bill Clarkson was raised in Oakland CA and received a Masters in Business Administration at San Jose State University. He is married and has a married daughter. Bill is a small business owner, and began his business in San Ramon in 1979. His real estate company, Golden Hills Brokers, is the longest continuous owned brokerage firm in the San Ramon. He was awarded the “Business Person of the Year” by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce in 1997 and by the Contra Costa Business Council in 2002.
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