Leadership Spokane, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1982 by the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce and a group of business and community leaders. Leadership Spokane offers a civic leadership training program in which the voices of all sectors of the community are balanced, with the clear understanding that the health of all these sectors is vital to a healthy Spokane. Today, individuals from a variety of professions, races, backgrounds and neighborhoods from all over the county compose the Adult and Youth Leadership class each year. Classes focus on Servant Leadership, “Spokane 101″ information and skills such as team building, systems thinking, facilitation, conflict resolution, envisioning and project management.
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Message from the Executive Director
February is a month when all start thinking spring is coming, but for our leadership curriculum, spring means recruiting. Class of 2017 application season is open for both adult and youth. Please see our application links on this webpage. We look forward to continuing a legacy of excellence that will now span 35 years. February is also a month we focus on education and conceptualization or the ability of leaders to “dream big dreams.” Educations underpins all we do as the wiser we become, the further we can travel as a team. We hope to share various educational perspectives and paradigms with our leaders and let them “dream big dreams.” One dream that became reality for our program was our 5th annual Gala, which quite possible may have been the largest single event ever for our program to host. It was an amazing night celebrating leadership. Huge high five to Heather Beebe-Stevens, Class of 2014, for leading an inspired team and taking our program to new heights of elegance. We appreciate our alumni so much for giving back to our firm foundation. The Class of 2016 continues to be a year of adventure, learning and building Spokane, one leader at a time. We vow to extend a tradition of excellence established 33 years ago. Ultimately we know our alumni matter, leadership matters … Spokane matters … and citizenship matters. We are three decades strong and getting stronger. Our distinguished Board of Directors and Ms. Ruth Reynolds, Ms. Jaxon Riley and I are committed to building upon our proud past for a fantastic future. Leadership Lights the Way! – Brian Newberry
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