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Leadership Novato | Lead On. Lead Strong
The Novato Chamber is proud of its comprehensive leadership program which proudly partners with the City of Novato, the Novato Unified School District, the Novato Sanitary District, the North Marin Water District, and the Novato Fire Protection District. By providing students with knowledge and perspectives from the point of view of the special districts, historical families, business owners, nonprofits and other community organizations students begin to understand how their community has come to be. Students also begin to formulate opinions, ideas and learn the skills necessary to implement their ideas in their daily lives.
Along with knowledge, students gain valuable leadership skills. Through a ‘strengths-based’ training and by working with their teams on a group project, students learn critical leadership skills. By establishing teams, Leadership Novato imparts valuable wisdom on team dynamics, the chain of command, delegation, communication, creativity and most importantly, cooperation.
Thank you for continuing the support the partnership between the Novato Chamber and the public agencies that have made this program such a success. You are taking the first steps in joining a long-established legacy of community partners.
The connections and friendships some make in Leadership Novato transcend decades. The women and men of LN are civic-minded caring people and will be your allies and partners throughout your endeavors in business, philanthropy and activism.
This program was created in order to help people cultivate their leadership skills. Students gain a stronger voice and learn how the community and its various components interact.
LEARNING IS POWER
Each month we take a look at a unique piece of a community's structure. From agriculture to water to power to traffic, all of these (and more) go into a structure of a community. Get behind the scenes and first-hand accounts from experts in their fields related to these topics.
You will have an army of support behind you including +30 years of Novato Chamber Leadership Alumni as resources. From all walks of life, LN Alumni form a close bond.
Working with a group of individuals may seem challenging at first, but as you and your team work to complete a community project for the town, you will bond and learn about different personality types.
PARTNERS AND SUCCESS
The Novato Chamber, along with its partners, the North Marin Water District, Novato Sanitary District, City of Novato, and Novato Fire Protection District, are here to ensure YOUR success. Together we are #ShapingTomorrow
We take you OUT of the classroom and bring you onsite to various locations. In order to gain a clear understanding of Novato and its components, we get you behind-the-scenes access to some of the communities more overlooked components.
Leadership Novato Calendar
Students will gain confidence...
...In their work place
...In their nonprofit work
...In their own life.
all while learning to serve and play an active role in their community as effective leaders.
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
once a month (9 months)
Each class includes a continental breakfast, lunch, speakers, panels, and tours along with group activities.
8:00-8:30 am, Pre-Class networking opportunity with speakers and alumni (optional)
Classes meet on the second Wednesday of each month (Sept - May)
June 29, 2019
Submission Deadline | LN' 2020
Students may be eligible for discounts for earlier submission (see application for details). Students can also apply for one of the Chamber's scholarships.
Leadership Novato Partners Representatives:
Chief Bill Tyler, LN’09
Novato Fire Protection District
Drew McIntyre, LN’02,
North Marin Water District
Novato Unified School District
Sandeep Karkal, LN’07,
Novato Sanitary District
Regan M. Candelario
City of Novato
Leadership Novato Advisory Committee
Chair: Victoria Worch, LN’15,
Director of Leadership Novato
Curriculum Advisor Sophia Osotio, LN’17,
Partner/Board Liaison: Coy Smith,
Reigning Valedictorian: Molly Foley, LN’17
RFP Coordinator: Marie Rios LN' 15
Sponsorship Liason: Regina Bianucci Rus, LN’09
Committee Member Clark Blasdell, LN’93
Alum Team Mentor:s
Brent Ainsworth, LN' 12
Coree Cameron, LN’12,
Sylvia Barry, LN’12,
Tamara Ressler, LN’15
Do you have questions about Leadership Novato? Interested in applying for the program or do you want to get involved in some other capacity? Contact Leslie Biagini Salazar (you can email her directly by clicking on her photo!)