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As with all worthwhile endeavors, you will get out of the Leading for Community Impact program what you put into it.
Participants are expected to attend all sessions and complete all assigned work.

You are responsible for coming to class prepared, fully engaging the curriculum, and cultivating relationships inside and outside the cohort.  You were selected because of your leadership potential and the perspective and experience you bring to the class. Please complete the form below by September 24. Other excellent applicants have been waitlisted, and another candidate would be pleased to take your spot should you feel you cannot make the full commitment. 

In terms of the commitment expected of you:

  • Please review the program dates below and make sure you are available.  If there is a conflict, please let us know ASAP.
  • There will be approximately three hours of coursework between monthly sessions, which might include meetings with people inside or outside your organization, reading articles, or exploring your organization in greater depth within the context of the program.  You are expected to come to class fully prepared.
  • By paying for a majority of the cost of the program, generous donors are making a significant investment in you.  In addition, your organization is responsible for a payment of $2,000 (if the annual budget of your agency is greater than $1 million) or $1,000 (if it’s less than $1 million) by the start of the program on October 15.  We will contact you regarding payment for the program once your commitment form is submitted. Please let us know if you need to arrange a payment plan or to inquire in further scholarship options.

Program Dates – The Leading for Community Impact program will run October 2021 through August 2022.  It will start with a program orientation on October 15, 1:00-5:00 pm (details will follow).  Currently, all other sessions are planned to run on Fridays from 9AM-5PM and will be held in-person in Santa Maria -OR- virtually on Zoom depending on the feedback of participants and county regulations regarding COVID-safety protocols. We also ask to be flexible as we are still finalizing our location and thus corresponding session dates.

Session Dates:

Orientation (1:00 – 5:00 pm)
October 15

Full Day Sessions (Friday’s at 9:00 am -5:00pm)

  1. November 5
  2. December 3
  3. January 7
  4. February 4
  5. March 4
  6. April 8
  7. May 13
  8. June 10
  9. July 8
  10. August – TBD to correlate with date of Culmination Event
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