Tuition for this 10-month program is $1095. Some financial assistance is available based upon demonstrated need. Tuition may be paid by the participant or by an employer, business, professional firm, club or organization.
Leadership Retreat@ Amador Rancho Community Center/ Rancho San Ramon Park - Bella Vista Room
Oct 4 @ 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), 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