To deliver dedicated leaders that collaborate in order to grow an active and diverse network that serves and strengthens our communities.
The Leadership Spokane Legacy Society builds and fosters a legacy of leadership in the Spokane area and the Inland Northwest to effectively strengthen our communities. The Society will support the Leadership Programs and provide a forum for continuing alumni advocacy.
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YLS is a 10-month civic leadership training program, based on the principle of servant leadership. YLS and the YMCA have partnered to focus on developing the next generation of servant leaders and empowering youth for service to each other and their community.
Leadership Spokane is the region's premiere Leadership, Education and Networking program. You will learn key leadership skills and understand how the region works and how your industry fits in. We seek servant leaders whether you are just getting established in your career or are nearing retirement.
Applications on our website are available through April 1 for our adult leader and May 15 for our high school youth. As leaders, February is a month when we focus on education and drive home the servant leader characteristic conceptualization. Leaders do bring dreams to reality and conceptualizing the details is how vision evolves to completion.
Bottom-line, our teachers in modeling leadership are absolutely contributing to a brave new world. Those teachers who are helping our youngest leaders adapt to our changing society are lifesavers.
Leadership Spokane is committed to the truism that leaders always learn. This week, our 2017 adult leaders met for Education day and focused on the opportunities and challenges in primary, secondary and post-secondary education. I was intending to write on the importance of leadership in primary education but our Education Day was cut short by a large snowstorm. The next day, I had to spend half a morning shoveling snow, a lot of snow...
This week, our 2017 adult leaders hone in on education day and the servant leader characteristic “conceptualize”. It is characteristic I do not give much airtime to it because of its complexity. Larry Spears writing about Robert Greenleaf’s servant leadership terms defines it this way: “Servant-leaders seek to nurture their abilities to "dream great dreams." The ability to look at a problem (or an organization) from a conceptualizing perspective means that one must think beyond day-to-day realities. For many managers this is a characteristic that requires discipline and practice. Servant-leaders are called to seek a delicate balance between conceptual thinking and a day-to-day focused approach.” I often speak about the importance of vision and foresight but arguably conceptualization is the second step in a two-step process of leadership...vision and then making that vison reality.