Leadership Novato

Leadership Novato: Class of 2018

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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, 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.

Class Structure

Each class includes a continental breakfast, lunch, speakers, panels, and tours along with group activities.

We also offer an optional Pre-Class networking opportunity from 8:00-8:30 am, please feel free to come and mingle.

Class meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8:30am to 3:30pm at different locations throughout Novato.


Leadership Novato Calendar

Sign Up Process

Students must submit an application and also attend one of the Info Sessions prior to the first class.

June 15, 2018
Early Bird Submission Deadline (-$100 off)

June 29, 2018
Final Submission Deadline

August 3

Questions? Contact Victoria Worch, 

Leadership Novato Application


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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. 

Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners

Leadership Novato Applications

Be part of a legacy that spans over 25 years. Leadership Novato gives comprehensive tools and real-experience to students looking to become effective leaders in their community.


Festival of Art, Wine & Music

Each year,the Novato Chamber hosts the region's largest public festival. Bursting with music, food, wine, family fun and of course...Art...this festival has become a cornerstone in the region's social calendar. Enjoy microbrews, live bands, and SO MUCH MORE....oh and ADMISSION FREE!

Festival 2018

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Leadership Novato Partners Representatives: 
Chief Bill Tyler, LN’09
Novato Fire Protection District
Drew McIntyre, LN’02,
North Marin Water District
Jim Hogeboom
Novato Unified School District
Sandeep Karkal, LN’07, 
Novato Sanitary District
Regan M.  Candelario
City of Novato

Thank you!

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

General questions about the Leadership Novato?

If you have general questions about our Leadeship Novato Program, please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber of our Director of Leadership; Victoria Worch. (Click on her photo to email her directly)