Education Day @ Diablo Valley College - San Ramon Campus
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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:  Christopher George (lead), David Behring, Kathy Chiverton, Mitchell Hopson, and Andy Li

Class members sharing what they observed while shadowing school site principals.

Communication & Media Day
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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:  Newell Arnerich, Sumita Bhandari, Randall Diamond, Vicki Harris, and Paige Meyer

Class participants:  please be prompt (or early) as you must check in at the security desk and this can take some time.

Chevron has graciously hosted a Leadership class for many years, and we are very appreciative of their continued support.

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.

Cultural Arts Day
May 4 @ 8:15 am – 4:30 pm

This class will explore the important role that the arts play in a healthy and vibrant community… a do-not-miss and fun class – Cultural Arts Day!

Day Chairs:  Mitchell Hopson (lead), Ann Lucena, and Paige Meyer


Wrap-Up/Graduation Class @ Town Meeting Hall
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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:  Bill Clarkson (lead), Kathy Chiverton, Randall Diamond, Henry Perezalonso

Foundations of Leadership Day @ Veterans Memorial Building of the San Ramon Valley
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Foundations of Leadership Day @ Veterans Memorial Building of the San Ramon Valley | Danville | California | United States

Thriving communities require the stewardship of broad-minded, well-informed, 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 understanding each participant’s strengths identified using the  Gallup Top 5 Strengths assessment and the tenets of strengths-based leadership, facilitated by certified Strengths coach Alicia Santamaria, Adelante Coaching & Consulting.  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, as well as the what the 10-month LSRV program entails.

Day Chairs:  Bill Clarkson (lead), Mitchell Hopson, Kathy Chiverton, and Henry Perezalonso

Alumni & New Class Reception @ Forest Home Farm - Walnut Barn
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the Leadership SRV Board of Directors in welcoming the next class at the annual Alumni & New Class Reception.

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Walnut Barn at Forest Home Farms
19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon


Leadership Retreat @ Amador Rancho Community Center (tentative)
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 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:  Randall Diamond (lead), Christopher George, and Henry Perezalonso



Healthy Community Day @ San Ramon Regional Medical Center, South Building Conference Room (tentative)
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The goal of this session is to explore some of the 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: Kathy Chiverton (lead), Andy Li, Sumita Bhandari, and David Behring

Government Day
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 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 Sridhar Verose


Community Economics Day @ The Roundhouse Conference Center
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Day Chairs:  Robert Combs (lead), Lauren Barr, Randall Diamond, and  Vicki Harris