The final class wraps up the program with leadership concepts that apply to both your professional and personal life. The Ring of Reciprocity will reinforce your connection to each other.
The graduation ceremony follows, next door at the Village Theater.
Day Chairs: Lisa Bobadilla (lead), Kathy Chiverton, Shelley Despotakis, Vicki Harris, and Henry Perezalonso
The Graduation ceremony is a wonderful event to invite alumni, colleagues, friends, and family to attend. The class plans their ceremony with guidance from the Executive Director. The ceremony typically includes a video/slideshow of the class’ year in Leadership San Ramon Valley, and class members are presented with certificates of completion. The winner of “The Best Class Ever” fundraising event will also be announced. Reception to follow. All are welcome. RSVP to email@example.com.
Alumni and Board members mix and mingle with the newest class of LSRV participants. The orientation kicks off with introductions and testimonials from alumni. Light refreshments served. All alumni and new class invited.
Chairs: Vicki Harris (Lead), David Behring, and Paige Meyer
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 a “deep dive” into understanding each participant’s strengths identified using the Clifton StrengthFinder assessment.
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), Elizabeth Graswich, Henry Perezalonso, and Dominique Yancey
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), Shelley Despotakis, Paige Meyer, and Tim Traver
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.
Day Chairs: Newell Arnerich (lead), Lisa Bobadilla, Bill Clarkson, Mitchell Hopson, and Dominique Yancey