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: Bill Clarkson (lead), Paige Meyer and Dominique Yancey
During this session, participants acquire an understanding of the role communication plays in leadership including the ever-changing role of technology in communication and how the various types of new media influence public opinion.
Day Chairs: Elizabeth Graswich (lead), Sumita Bhandari, and Robert Combs
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, Randall Diamond, 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.
Class members gain an appreciation for the variety of issues facing today’s educators and the educational system and gain insight into how these issues impact our local education community (San Ramon Valley Unified School District). Members also have opportunities to observe student learning and school climate through classroom observations and shadowing the principal of a local school.
Day Chairs: Elizabeth Graswich (lead), Lisa Bobadilla, Kathy Chiverton, Andy Li, and Henry Perezalonso
This session begins at the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Board Room, where we will meet to pick up a “to-go” breakfast and review the day’s objectives. We will leave promptly at 8:20 am for a presentation at the City of Concord’s Council Chambers and a tour of the Concord ReUse Project (redevelopment of the Concord Naval Weapons Station) via bus. We will return to the SRVFPD Board Room for lunch and an afternoon of discussion and the group exercise.
Day Chairs: Lisa Bobadilla, David Behring, and Robert Combs