Leadership Skagit accepting applications for class of 2021

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Leadership Skagit, the county’s premier leadership development program, is now accepting applications for the class of 2021.

A program of EDASC in collaboration with Skagit Valley College, Leadership Skagit has been developing informed, connected and committed community members since 2004. The nine-month curriculum is designed to help current and emerging leaders acquire a broad understanding of the complex issues facing Skagit County.

Join a network of over 500 Leadership Skagit graduates, including elected officials, business owners at all levels, executives and community members who are committed to making a difference in Skagit County. Leadership Skagit’s alumni network regularly hosts networking events, educational programs and forums, and provides community service opportunities to facilitate continuing education and network-building among alumni.

All community members living or working in Skagit County are eligible to apply.  Participants will reflect a diversity of age, race, employment, ethnic, professional and geographic backgrounds. Participants will be selected based on several criteria, including leadership in chosen field, volunteer activities, community involvement, improving personal leadership skills, and commitment to effecting positive change in Skagit County.

Graduates who successfully complete the program earn 17 academic credits in leadership from Skagit Valley College. The class meets monthly for all-day Challenge Days focusing on specific topics such as economic vitality, community services and stewardship, and building a healthy community. The curriculum also includes leadership and communication skills assessments and completion of a team project that addresses a need in the community.

Those interested in learning more or applying are encouraged to contact Program Manager Mary Heffernan Trester at mary@skagit.org or 206-419-4144. You may also visit EDASC’s website to learn more or download the application here.

Category: Leadership Skagit