About The Program
The North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program creates an opportunity for potential leaders to broaden their understanding of the region and its issues, challenges, and opportunities while developing and honing their leadership skills. Since 2004, the program has graduated over 400 individuals. These alumni are now challenging themselves, serving their employers and our community in a variety of active community-building efforts.
Each workshop is integrated with one-half of the time spent on regional issues such as health and education, planning for the future, and non-profit advocacy; and one-half on leadership skill development such as steward leadership, team basics, effective decisions, public speaking, and change management.
The program begins in January and ends with a June graduation. It includes five all-day sessions, one half day session, and optional days where participants will be “out in the field” getting a close-up view of issues, how various agencies work, and the challenges facing our community.
How It Works
5 Month Program
The program begins every January and ends in June. It includes five all-day workshops, one half-day workshop, and optional days where participants are “out in the field” getting a close-up view of issues, how various agencies work, and the challenges facing our community.
Some of the main tenants of the program are networking, public speaking, and leadership skills development, including: effective decision making, problem solving, team dynamics, personality traits, change management. During each workshop, time is also spent on exploring regional issues such as environment, affordable housing, transportation, local food sources, planning for the future, and non-profit advocacy.
During the workshops, participants work in small groups to create Action Plans which are presented on the last day of the program. The Action Plans provide the framework to allow for real-world changes in the community. Plans emphasize collaboration with local community groups and promote positive, short-term impacts. See previous action plans HERE
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“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership program. It provided a unique opportunity to meet and work with some of the region's most talented leaders.”
Town of Truckee
Class of 2011