Recruitment for Class of 2018 has begun! Early bird deadline is Friday, June 30th with an Early bird discount off $100. Final deadline is August 1.
Upcoming LN Info Sessions at the Novato Chamber Office, 807 Delong Ave are:
Wed. May 17th, 5:15pm
Tues. June 1, 12:15pm
Wed. June 14th, 5:15pm
Wed. June 28th, 12:15pm
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In an ongoing effort to empower local residents, businesses and nonprofits, the Novato Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer Leadership Novato a premier, hands-on learning experience that offers our graduates a unique and unrivaled set of skills. Our goal is to impart graduates with the necessary and coveted skills that will give them and their organizations a voice in our community.
Leadership Novato's unique curriculum is far more inclusive than most traditional leadership programs. In order to offer the most in depth knowledge for our graduates Leadership Novato proudly partners with the Novato Unified School District, the City of Novato, Novato Sanitary District,
North Marin Water District, & the Novato Fire Protection District.
What Leadership Novato provides you?
-Leadership Training Retreat experiences at the Novato Fire Protection District Training Station
-Class time includes: continental breakfast, lunch, speakers, panels, and tours along with group activities. Class meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:30am to 3:30pm at different locations throughout Novato. We also offer a Pre-Class networking opportunity from 8:00-8:30am, please feel free to come and mingle.
- Our small-group community project provides you with team building skills and training.
Leadership Novato participants leave this program with the knowledge, skills and ability to be an effective and positive leader:
- on civic, special district, and educational boards,
- in their work place,
- In their nonprofit work
- In their own life.
Our course curriculum includes topics such as:
Strengths-based leadership, Novato history, city government, local and regional transportation, economy, special districts, environment, health care, education, arts & culture, housing, planning & development, non-profits, tourism and more.
We kick off with:
- Our Annual Leadership Novato Alumni BBQ, Wednesday, August 30th, 5:30pm-7pm. Place: TBA
-Our program Start Date is Tuesday, Sept. 12th, 2017. It is our Retreat: Leadership training and Team Building with Novato Fire Protection District
Final application submission deadline is August 1, 2017
If you work, live, play, or participate in this amazing community, then Leadership Novato is for you! With these skills, you will learn how local government is organized and how you can most effect change. Leaders of nonprofits, businesses, members of local districts and even residences will all gain priceless skills from the Novato Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Novato Program
Class meets the 2nd Wednesday of the Month,
Location changes monthly.
Session 1) Wednesday, September, 13, 2017
Session 2) Wednesday, October, 11, 2017
Session 3) Wednesday, November, 8, 2017
Session 4) Wednesday, December, 13, 2017
Session 5) Wednesday, January, 10, 2018
Session 6) Wednesday, February, 14, 2018
Session 7) Wednesday, March, 14, 2018
Session 8) Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Session 9) Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Graduation: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
$925 for Chamber members (If your employer is a Chamber member, you are considered a member).
$1025 for non-members.
There are scholarships available (Up to $500 per scholarship) and an early bird discount for application submitted before June 30 which will received a $100 discount.
Leadership Novato Advisory Committee 2016-2017
Regina Bianucci Rus, LN’09, CPA
Clark Blasdell, LN’93, President and CEO, Northbay Family Homes (NFH), Suburban Alternatives Land Trust (SALT), Bluestar Family Homes (BFH)
Coree Cameron, LN’12, Managing Partner Cameron Coffey & Kaye Professional Corporation
Patsy Fleisch, LN’12, Mary Kay Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Marie Rios, LN’15, Lyconet Marketer, Lyoness America
Coy Smith, CEO Novato Chamber of Commerce
Victoria Worch,LN’15, Director of Leadership Novato
Leadership Novato Partners Representatives:
Chief Mark Heine, LN’13 Novato Fire Protection District
Chris DeGabriele, LN’99, General Manager, North Marin Water District
Jim Hogeboom, Superintendent, Novato Unified School District
Sandeep Karkal, LN’07, Manager-Engineer, Novato Sanitary District
Regan Candelario, City Manager, City of Novato
Is creating a strong local economy
Works to advocating business' interest to government
Fosters a competitive edge through education
Helps build business relationships
Influences political action
Serves as the region's principle tourism promoter through VistitNovato