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Adult Program

Applications for the Adult Leadership Spokane Class of 2021-2022 are closed.

Informational Power Point

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 site visits 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.

Class of 2020 during Regional Economy Day

Mission Statement

We are a catalyst - educating and uniting diverse, collaborative leaders to ensure a vibrant Spokane.

Group of Members of the Class of 2019 at the Retreat

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
  • Education
  • Governance
  • 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
Class of 2018 during Education Day