The Leadership Spokane program is an intensive, 10-month commitment to personal growth, professional development and community service. Participants gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a citizen-leader and explore the tenets of servant leadership. At the same time, they develop a broad knowledge of the Spokane community and key issues facing the region. This knowledge is put into practice throughout the program through tours and community service activities. Finally, participants build a strong local network while also learning to create a personal leadership vision and a plan to achieve it.
We are a catalyst - educating and uniting diverse, collaborative leaders to ensure a vibrant Spokane.
How do we define leadership?
Leadership is the ability to inspire others to achieve a common goal, the outcome of which is greater than what they would have otherwise been able to accomplish.
Topics covered during the course of the program include:
- Servant Leadership
- Regional Economy
- Healthy Community
- Human Needs
- Media and Communication
- Intercultural Competence/Diversity
- The Arts
- Community Involvement
You will learn:
- Spokane "101" - understanding your community
- Opportunities and challenges of Spokane
- Respect for diversity and cultural competency
- How to set the community example and standard
- Development of servant leadership skills
- Team building and speech skills
- How to empower others
- Project management
- Strategic planning