Recent graduates and directors talk about the program and what they learned and gained from the experience.

The Foundations of Leadership session on September 2nd 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

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We are grateful to Chevron for their continued sponsorship of our program.

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Graduate Speaker Series: May Session

Tuesday, May 18, 202112:00 – 1:00 PM, on Zoom. “Personal Observations of Community Leadership Traits” To wrap up this year’s Graduate Speaker Series, we’ve asked retired Mayor and Le ...

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Upcoming Events

8:00 am Leadership Retreat @ Amador Rancho Community Center/ Rancho San Ramon Park - Bella Vista Room
Leadership Retreat @ Amador Rancho Community Center/ Rancho San Ramon Park - Bella Vista Room
Oct 7 @ 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), Randall Diamond, Christopher George    
8:00 am Healthy Community Day @ San Ramon Regional Medical Center, South Building Conference Room
Healthy Community Day @ San Ramon Regional Medical Center, South Building Conference Room
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
The goal of this session is to explore some of the serious issues facing families, children and the elderly in the San Ramon Valley. Through the fieldwork and class discussions, the program participants will discover what resources are available to address these issues, as well as identify how to access these resources. It is also a day in which volunteer opportunities with non-profit human services providers are discussed. Day Chairs: Ann Lucena (lead), David Behring, Sumita Bhandari, and Kathy Chiverton
8:00 am Government Day @ San Ramon Community Center, Terrace Room
Government Day @ San Ramon Community Center, Terrace Room
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This session presents an overview of local government and its relationship to other governmental bodies. Students receive first-hand experience in civic leadership by campaigning and running for public office in a mock city council election.  Opportunities are provided throughout the day to interact with current and former public office holders as well as public service administrators. One of the goals of the program, and this session, in particular, is to familiarize the class with methods of effecting change through the governmental process.  The class also elects its class council members, mayor and vice mayor during this class. Day Chairs:  Newell Arnerich (lead), Bill Clarkson, and Randall Diamond  
8:00 am Community Economics Day @ Chevron Park
Community Economics Day @ Chevron Park
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chevron has graciously hosted this Leadership class for many years, and we are very appreciative of their continued support. Day Chairs:  Robert Combs (lead), Bill Clarkson, and  Vicki Harris Class participants:  please be prompt (or early) as you must check in at the security desk and this can take some time. Directions to Chevron Park from Route 680: Exit 680 at Bollinger Canyon Road, East. Follow Bollinger Canyon a short distance to the Chevron Park sign. Turn into the complex and drive to the left of the guard station. You need not stop there. Turn right and right again into Parking Lot 1, 2 or 3. Enter Building A and ask for “Leadership” at the security desk. Your name will be on a security list. Reminder: You MUST have your photo ID with you.  

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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 ...

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