Developing Leaders in Clark County
LCC connects and engages current and emerging leaders in Clark County while enhancing their leadership skills and understanding of key community issues, increasing their ability to serve as effective community leaders.
LCC’s leadership development program brings together individuals with diverse interests and expertise and challenges them to increase their knowledge of Clark County and deepen their community engagement. Since its founding in 1993, LCC’s leadership development program has graduated more than 800 leaders who support more than 100 employers and community organizations as key staff members, volunteers, board members and elected officials.
LCC’s leadership development program is a 9-month program that includes one full-day session each month from September through May and an extra day in October, January, and March. The program involves participants in practical and experiential activities that provide communication and interaction opportunities with key decision-makers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Methodology is participatory including class work, group discussions, site tours and peer-to-peer learning.
Throughout the class year, LCC participants work in small teams on projects to benefit a community partner. These projects require a time commitment outside the monthly class sessions and allow participants to conceive, plan, and implement a solution to a real local need. Past projects have included a campaign to increase business participation in a science, technology, engineering, & mathematics (STEM) event; collaboration in development of an Aviation Mechanics Program at the Cascadia Technical Academy; and organization of a free community presentation on “Addiction and the Teenage Brain.”
To create a high quality learning environment, class size is limited to 36 students each year.
- In-depth knowledge of the community
- Access to a countywide professional network
- Opportunity to improve leadership skills and to think critically about issues in Clark County
- Opportunity to learn from a diverse group of peers from different backgrounds and expanded network of friends
- Enhanced ability to serve in leadership roles in the community or work
- Exposure to leaders and issues from around Clark County
- Ability and tools to identify community problems and solutions to enhance quality of life in Clark County
- New way of thinking about leadership
- Increased confidence
- Experience with collaborative approaches to problem solving
Candidates must be 21 years of age and live or work in Clark County. Class members range from college students to retirees. Our ranks include accountants, architects, construction managers, educators, healthcare professionals, elected officials, engineers, sale managers, social workers, small business owners, police officers, and more.
- Tuesday, September 12 – Orientation, Exact time TBD, plan for 2pm-5:00pm with Reception following.
- Friday, September 29 – Session from 8am- 5pm
- Friday-Saturday, October 20-21 – Class Fall Retreat: 10 am Friday – 5pm Saturday; (out of town overnight retreat)
- Friday, November 3– Session from 8am – 5pm
- Friday, December 1 – Session from 8am- 5pm
- Friday January 5 – Session, from 8am- 5pm.
- Wednesday, Jan 24– State Legislature Session. Bus departs from Vancouver at 7am and returns from Olympia around 6pm
- Friday, February 9 – Session from 8am- 5pm
- Saturday, March 8 – Session from 8am- 5pm
- Friday, April 12 – Session from 8am- 5pm
- Friday, May 3 – Session from 8am- 5pm
- Friday, May 17 – Project Presentation Day from 8am- 5pm
- Early June – Class of 2024 Graduation. (Date & venue TBD)
We do our best to maintain the schedule as presented upon release of the Class Application. Class Schedule Subject to Changes. Final Schedule will be Presented at Orientation in September.
Helpful Reminders: Class meets at various locations around Clark County. Location updates will be provided at the September 12th Class Orientation. LCC emails a Class Reminder with agenda and other details the Friday prior to each session. Per LCC’s attendance policy, attendance at retreats and all class sessions is mandatory. All Class of 2024 members are invited to represent your class at LCC Alumni Events. These events are promoted on LCC’s website, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages, and via class reminders.
Tiered tuition is offered at three levels ranging from $2750 – $3650. Pay what you can, no questions asked. Tier 1: $3650 Tier 2: $3200 Tier 3: $2750 per accepted participant, which includes all session costs for approximately 100 hours of community-based leadership development training. Payment in full or agreement with LCC on a specific payment plan is required before the start of the program. Participants are encouraged to seek their employer’s or other sponsor’s support for the program. Limited partial scholarships are available.
LCC accepts applications throughout the year for its 9-month leadership development program. Applications submitted will be considered for the upcoming class year. Apply online today!
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